EU tackles its post-Brexit needs

A pro-European Union campaigner watches as the Brexit Facts Bus, rolled out by EU advocates as they kick off a new initiative against Brexit, leaves College Green in London on Feb 21, 2018.
A pro-European Union campaigner watches as the Brexit Facts Bus, rolled out by EU advocates as they kick off a new initiative against Brexit, leaves College Green in London on Feb 21, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON - European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels tomorrow (Feb 23) to begin tackling their continent's most contentious challenges: how much each country should pay into the Union's common budget after Britain leaves the EU next year, and how the Union's institutions will be organised for the remaining 27 member states.

There is no shortage of potential answers but, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted on the eve of the summit, all will prove to be "very challenging", a diplomatic way of saying that major difficulties lie ahead.

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