Make Out Like Bandits

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, center with French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Taoiseach Micheal Martin, left, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium yesterday

This morning.

Brussels, Belgium.

The €750 billion deal was sealed after intense negotiation that saw a threats of a French walkout and a Hungarian veto – and fierce opposition from the Netherlands and Austria to too generous a package.

Summit chairman Charles Michel tweeted “Deal” shortly after the 27 leaders finally reached agreement at a plenary session.

“This agreement sends a concrete signal that Europe is a force for action,” Mr Michel said at a dawn news conference.

Was the miniature defiant tricolour really necessary?

EU reaches deal on post-pandemic recovery package (RTÉ)

Pic: AP

Meanwhile…

12 thoughts on “Make Out Like Bandits

  1. Jonickal

    A couple of European leaders were wearing masks with flags on them probably for the simple reason they’re easier to identify because half their face is covered.

  2. Johnny

    no reason he couldnt have written his name across his forehead,Particularly useful if, like MM, you’re new to the job.
    (there fixed it Rob/Bro)

  3. class wario

    we’re always sold the idea of the EU as being this flowery union of solidarity but push comes to shove and you have lads demanding that the response to a global pandemic be sufficiently caveated and not too positive, lest they lose the run of themselves

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