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EU budget talks dim after gesture to French, Poles

France's President Francois Hollande (L) walks past Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) during a summit of European Union leaders discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman

France's President Francois Hollande (L) walks past Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) during a summit of European Union leaders discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe...more

France's President Francois Hollande (L) walks past Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) during a summit of European Union leaders discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) talks with French President Francois Hollande (R) and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite (C) during a European Union leaders summit discussing the EU's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) talks with French President Francois Hollande (R) and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite (C) during a European Union leaders summit discussing the EU's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European...more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) talks with French President Francois Hollande (R) and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite (C) during a European Union leaders summit discussing the EU's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho arrives at a European Union leaders summit on the EU's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho arrives at a European Union leaders summit on the EU's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal...more

Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho arrives at a European Union leaders summit on the EU's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker (L) talks with Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho (C) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a European Union leaders summit on the EU's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker (L) talks with Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho (C) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a European Union leaders summit on the EU's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012....more

Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker (L) talks with Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho (C) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a European Union leaders summit on the EU's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) talks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte (R) during a summit of European Union leaders discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) talks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte (R) during a summit of European Union leaders discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels...more

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) talks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte (R) during a summit of European Union leaders discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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France's President Francois Hollande (L) talks with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (C) and Austria's Chancellor Werner Faymann (R) during a European Union leaders summit discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman

France's President Francois Hollande (L) talks with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (C) and Austria's Chancellor Werner Faymann (R) during a European Union leaders summit discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels...more

France's President Francois Hollande (L) talks with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (C) and Austria's Chancellor Werner Faymann (R) during a European Union leaders summit discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) talks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte (R) during a summit of European Union leaders discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) talks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte (R) during a summit of European Union leaders discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels...more

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) talks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte (R) during a summit of European Union leaders discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Czech Republic's Prime Minister Petr Necas (L), France's President Francois Hollande (C) and Slovenia's Prime Minister Janez Jansa (R) attend a European Union leaders summit discussing the EU's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Czech Republic's Prime Minister Petr Necas (L), France's President Francois Hollande (C) and Slovenia's Prime Minister Janez Jansa (R) attend a European Union leaders summit discussing the EU's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European...more

Czech Republic's Prime Minister Petr Necas (L), France's President Francois Hollande (C) and Slovenia's Prime Minister Janez Jansa (R) attend a European Union leaders summit discussing the EU's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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