National budgets

European Council President Charles Michel speaks during a a media conference at the end of an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Major contributors to the European Union's budget blocked progress at an emergency summit on Friday, insisting that they would not stump up more funds for the bloc's next long-term spending package. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 21, 2020 - 2:20 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders broke up a marathon budget summit without a deal Friday and will have to reconvene for another meeting on the divisive issue in the coming weeks. After 28 hours of talks the leaders could not find a compromise, with a half dozen wealthy member states insisting...
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French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. In a second day of meetings EU leaders will continue to discuss the bloc's budget to work out Europe's spending plans for the next seven years. (Ludovic Marin, Pool Photo via AP)
February 21, 2020 - 1:52 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations broke up a marathon budget summit without a deal Friday and will have to reconvene for another meeting on the matter in the coming weeks. After 28 hours of talks the leaders could not find a compromise, with a half dozen wealthy member states insisting they...
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French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. In a second day of meetings EU leaders will continue to discuss the bloc's budget to work out Europe's spending plans for the next seven years. (Ludovic Marin, Pool Photo via AP)
February 21, 2020 - 1:36 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations broke up a marathon summit without a deal Friday and will have to reconvene for another budget meeting in the coming weeks. After 28 hours of talks the leaders could not find a compromise, with a half dozen wealthy member states insisting they would not stump...
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French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. In a second day of meetings EU leaders will continue to discuss the bloc's budget to work out Europe's spending plans for the next seven years. (Ludovic Marin, Pool Photo via AP)
February 21, 2020 - 10:38 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Major contributors to the European Union's budget blocked progress at an emergency summit on Friday, insisting they would not stump up more funds for the bloc's next long-term spending package, worth around one trillion euros ($1.1 trillion). The so-called “Frugal Four” of Austria,...
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gestures as she arrives for a round table meeting of EU leaders at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. After almost two years of sparring, the EU will be discussing the bloc's budget to work out Europe's spending plans for the next seven years. (AP Photo/Riccardo Pareggiani, Pool)
February 21, 2020 - 2:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The sun rose over European Union headquarters Friday after a night of negotiations, but little light was shed on how much closer the bloc’s 27 leaders might have moved toward resolving their standoff over a 1 trillion euros ($1.1 trillion) common budget for the next seven years...
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European Union leaders engage in discussion during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. After almost two years of sparring, the EU will be discussing the bloc's budget to work out Europe's spending plans for the next seven years. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
February 20, 2020 - 12:53 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — As European Union leaders deliberated over their 1 trillion-euro ($1.1 trillion) budget Thursday, lawmakers were deeply concerned about potential conflicts of interest that could see hundreds of millions of euros in funds granted to companies linked to some of the very people...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. After almost two years of sparring, the EU will be discussing the bloc's budget to work out Europe's spending plans for the next seven years. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 20, 2020 - 11:08 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Everything is set for the trillion-euro EU summit to be bruising, long, and, very likely, inconclusive. Leaders from the European Union's 27 countries were laying bare the gaps between wealthy and poorer members on Thursday during negotiations on the bloc's spending plan for the...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. After almost two years of sparring, the EU will be discussing the bloc's budget to work out Europe's spending plans for the next seven years. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 20, 2020 - 9:09 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Everything is set for a trillion-euro EU summit to be bruising, long, and, very likely, inconclusive. Leaders from the European Union's 27 countries were arguing in Brussels on Thursday over the bloc's spending plan for the next seven years now that Britain has left. Diplomats and...
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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, right, is greeted by European Council President Charles Michel prior to a bilateral meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. After almost two years of sparring, the EU will be discussing the bloc's budget to work out Europe's spending plans for the next seven years. (Virginia Mayo, Pool)
February 20, 2020 - 6:41 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Everything is set for the EU's bruising trillion-euro summit. Leaders from the European Union's 27countries were hobnobbing in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the bloc's spending plan for the next seven years now that Britain has left. Diplomats and number crunchers have been...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel walkes on the red carpet prior to a meeting with Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland, at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 20, 2020 - 5:55 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Everything is set for the EU's bruising trillion-euro summit. Leaders from the European Union's 27 countries are flying in to Brussels on Thursday to discuss the bloc's spending plan for the next seven years now that Britain has left. Diplomats and number crunchers have been working...
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