EU summit kicks off in Brussels

European Union leaders are in Brussels for a two-day summit, set  to be dominated by their divisions over Libya and the political turmoil in eurozone member Portugal, whose Prime Minister Jose Socrates resigned on the eve of the gathering.

When in Brussels, EU leaders will also try to resolve a slew of differences that have especially tarnished their ties in the last couple of weeks.

The main split occurred when Germany abstained from last week’s UN Security Council vote on the no-fly zone over Libya. The move infuriated France, which together with the United States and Britain spearhead the aerial attacks on the strongholds of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi.


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