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Seamus Coffey: EU leaders are doing their very best not to face up to the terrifying problems we face

Published 13/12/2011 | 17:37

LAST week’s marathon EU summit went largely as expected. The main discussion point has been David Cameron’s use of the veto to keep the UK out of the agreement. This leaves the other 26 countries in a bit of a bind.

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Seamus Coffey: EU leaders are doing their best not to face up to the real problems we face



Most of them, particularly the eurozone members, want to press ahead with deal that was struck but in the absence of unanimous support they will have to do it outside the existing structures of the EU. We now have a 27-member EU, a 26-member group forging ahead with a reform plan, and a 17-member common currency zone that is in huge distress. There are going to be lots more meetings at European level.

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