No deal in sight; EU leaders haggle over budget, virus fund

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are hunting for compromises as a summit to reach a deal on an unprecedented 1.85 trillion euro ($2.1 trillion) EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund enters its second day. Tensions are running high, and a full day and night of discussions by the 27 leaders on Friday only added to the irritations over how the huge sums should be spent and what strings should be attached. Austria’s chancellor said that by Saturday afternoon there was still no deal in sight. The EU executive has proposed a 750-billion euro fund to be sent as loans and grants to the most needy countries. 

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