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    Time for tough talk as EU summit to hash out budget deal...

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    It was all smiles as German Chancellor Angela Merkel watched a football friendly between her country and France with French President Francois Hollande - but will the mood be carried into Thursday's EU summit?

    The issue of cuts to the EU budget is dividing the two - with Hollande vowing to protect European spending and Merkel pushing for a bigger reduction.