EU budget: Herman the poet
26 November 2012
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 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.