French President Francois Hollande, right, participates in a trilateral meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, second left, on the

 

              French President Francois Hollande, right, participates in a trilateral meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, second left, on the
French President Francois Hollande, right, participates in a trilateral meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, second left, on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. The prospect of failure hangs over a European Union leaders’ summit intended to lay out the 27-country bloc’s long-term spending plans. While heavyweights like Britain and France are pulling in opposite directions, smaller members are threatening to veto a deal to make themselves heard. (AP Photo/Bertrand Langlois, Pool)