EU budget: Herman the poet

Herman the poet – Mohr
26 November 2012 – Cicero (Berlin)

Countries in the red,

lend and borrow to buy bread,

buy now, eat later

The European flag: "Extraordinary summit"

At the bottom: Van Rompuy begins his latest composition

The leaders of Europe's 27 left Brussels on Friday, November 23, without having reachedan agreement on the EU budget for the period 2014-2020.

The cuts proposed by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, once a famed author of Japanese haiku poetry, were considered insufficient by the United Kingdom. Discussions are set to resume in early 2013.