Battle lines sharpen in fight over seven-year EU budget

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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) talks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel 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