Buoyed by a Franco-German deal to cap farm subsidies, European Union leaders were poised last Friday to resolve key difficulties over the cost of the bloc's eastward expansion. "We have experienced a real breakthrough," said Danish Prime Minister and European Union summit host Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaking at late night news briefing after the first day of a European Union summit in Brussels. "I am confident ... that we will get a clear mandate for final negotiations with candidate countries," ...

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