After ten hours' discussion that started late on 8 December and lasted until the early hours of 9 December, 26 EU leaders reached agreement on helping the Eurozone create a stronger fiscal and economic union, but Britain insisted on vetoing any change to the EU Treaty.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, aided by European Council President Herman van Rompuy, proposed changes to the EU Treaty to provide for closer fiscal union, at least for the 17 memb...

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