German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second from right, speaks with from left, Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels this month. Photo: AP German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second from right, speaks with from left, Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels this month. Photo: AP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second from right, speaks with from left, Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels this month. Photo: AP
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Massive EU deal the price of unity

  • Compromise over hundreds of billions of euros needed for recovery plan may be far from perfect, but it is critical to regional and even world stability

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second from right, speaks with from left, Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels this month. Photo: AP German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second from right, speaks with from left, Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels this month. Photo: AP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second from right, speaks with from left, Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels this month. Photo: AP
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