EU leaders struggle to save deadlocked virus recovery summit

Brussels (AFP) – Squabbling EU leaders held a make-or-break dinner on Sunday to try to break three days of deadlock in talks over a huge coronavirus rescue package. EU Council President Charles Michel, the summit host, gathered the 27 leaders for dinner after a day of small group meetings that failed to yield a major breakthrough in the search for a deal.He made a last-ditch proposal for the 750-billion-euro ($860-billion) rescue deal aimed at bridging a gaping rift with a coalition of “Frugals” — the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Denmark and Finland.The Frugals, led by Dutch Prime Minister M…

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