A woman asks for money on a shopping street in Brussels on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. With national budgets being slashed and unemployment in the 27-nation EU at 11.6 percent, some EU le

 

              A woman asks for money on a shopping street in Brussels on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. With national budgets being slashed and unemployment in the 27-nation EU at 11.6  percent, some EU le
A woman asks for money on a shopping street in Brussels on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. With national budgets being slashed and unemployment in the 27-nation EU at 11.6 percent, some EU leaders are arguing that it’s time for the European Union to take some of its own medicine and cut its planned spending for the years 2014-2020. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)