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EU's Van Rompuy proposes budget compromise in tight talks

REFILE - REMOVING DUPLICATED REFERENCE TO DENMARK'S PRIME MINISTER (L-R) Romania's President Traian Basescu, Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, Estonia's Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy attend an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. European Union leaders begin two days of talks on a long-term budget on Thursday, with efforts to refocus spending on growth likely to be thwarted by demands for farm subsidies as pressure to reach a deal grows. REUTERS/Yves Herman

REFILE - REMOVING DUPLICATED REFERENCE TO DENMARK'S PRIME MINISTER (L-R) Romania's President Traian Basescu, Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, Estonia's...more

REFILE - REMOVING DUPLICATED REFERENCE TO DENMARK'S PRIME MINISTER (L-R) Romania's President Traian Basescu, Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, Estonia's Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy attend an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. European Union leaders begin two days of talks on a long-term budget on Thursday, with efforts to refocus spending on growth likely to be thwarted by demands for farm subsidies as pressure to reach a deal grows. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Cyprus' President Demetris Christofias (C) attends an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. European Union leaders begin two days of talks on a long-term budget on Thursday, with efforts to refocus spending on growth likely to be thwarted by demands for farm subsidies as pressure to reach a deal grows. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Cyprus' President Demetris Christofias (C) attends an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. European Union leaders begin two days of talks on a long-term budget on...more

Cyprus' President Demetris Christofias (C) attends an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. European Union leaders begin two days of talks on a long-term budget on Thursday, with efforts to refocus spending on growth likely to be thwarted by demands for farm subsidies as pressure to reach a deal grows. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Austria's Chancellor Werner Faymann arrives at the EU council headquarters for an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

Austria's Chancellor Werner Faymann arrives at the EU council headquarters for an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

Austria's Chancellor Werner Faymann arrives at the EU council headquarters for an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Vidal
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Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras arrives at the EU council headquarters for an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras arrives at the EU council headquarters for an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras arrives at the EU council headquarters for an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule
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Belgium's Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo arrives at the EU council headquarters for an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

Belgium's Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo arrives at the EU council headquarters for an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

Belgium's Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo arrives at the EU council headquarters for an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Vidal
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European Council President Herman Van Rompuy attends an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy attends an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy attends an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (R) attend an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (R) attend an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (R) attend an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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(L-R) Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy attend an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. European Union leaders begin two days of talks on a long-term budget on Thursday, with efforts to refocus spending on growth likely to be thwarted by demands for farm subsidies as pressure to reach a deal grows. REUTERS/Yves Herman

(L-R) Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy attend an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels...more

(L-R) Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy attend an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. European Union leaders begin two days of talks on a long-term budget on Thursday, with efforts to refocus spending on growth likely to be thwarted by demands for farm subsidies as pressure to reach a deal grows. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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(L to R) Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel attend an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. European Union leaders begin two days of talks on a long-term budget on Thursday, with efforts to refocus spending on growth likely to be thwarted by demands for farm subsidies as pressure to reach a deal grows. REUTERS/Yves Herman

(L to R) Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel attend an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's...more

(L to R) Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel attend an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. European Union leaders begin two days of talks on a long-term budget on Thursday, with efforts to refocus spending on growth likely to be thwarted by demands for farm subsidies as pressure to reach a deal grows. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny (L) and France's President Francois Hollande (R) attend an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. European Union leaders begin two days of talks on a long-term budget on Thursday, with efforts to refocus spending on growth likely to be thwarted by demands for farm subsidies as pressure to reach a deal grows. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny (L) and France's President Francois Hollande (R) attend an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. European Union leaders begin two days...more

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny (L) and France's President Francois Hollande (R) attend an European Union leaders summit meeting to discuss the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels February 7, 2013. European Union leaders begin two days of talks on a long-term budget on Thursday, with efforts to refocus spending on growth likely to be thwarted by demands for farm subsidies as pressure to reach a deal grows. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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