Taking on the Doubters Chancellor Merkel's Difficult Battle in Brussels

Britain wants concessions. The Czech Republic is concerned about referendums triggered by treaty changes. And top EU officials have reintroduced alternatives that German Chancellor Merkel has already rejected. On the eve of a crucial EU summit in Brussels, Berlin is not amused -- and has made it clear that compromise is not an option.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel means business this week.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel means business this week.

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With reporting by Carsten Volkery