Summary Box: Cameron's options few in Euro crisis

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Posted: Dec 08, 2011 1:56 PM
Summary Box: Cameron's options few in Euro crisis

POLITICAL STRAITJACKET: British Prime Minister David Cameron, facing perhaps his most difficult test, has little room to maneuver as Europeans gather at a summit intended to save the euro and stave off economic collapse.

CHANGE AFOOT: France and Germany are pressing to rewrite EU treaties so that at least the eurozone _ and maybe even the entire EU _ has more closely linked fiscal policies.

ROCK AND HARD PLACE: Cameron's options include blocking a euro deal and risking an economic storm that could hurt his country, or agreeing to French and German plans, sparking a backlash by the Conservative Party that could cost him his job.