Unholy Alliance? Merkel and Cameron Lead Opposition to EU Budget

Britain is deeply opposed to the draft European Union budget and is threatening to veto it. Germany too has its doubts. The two countries could torpedo the upcoming EU summit, but Chancellor Merkel is eager to find a compromise. Prime Minister David Cameron, on the other hand, has his hands tied -- and a protracted battle may ensue.
Limited room for maneuver: After Wednesday's vote in the House of Commons, British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to take a hard line in EU budget negotiations.

Limited room for maneuver: After Wednesday's vote in the House of Commons, British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to take a hard line in EU budget negotiations.

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