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>> Racked with division, self-doubt and down one member, 27 EU leaders meeting in Brussels Friday without Britain, agreeing to drop a solemn accord of unity. It's looking like a tall order after a poisonous fight with Poland on Thursday. On the first day of the summit, Warsaw waged a lonely battle to block a second term for council president Donald Tusk and failed.
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Reuters' Alister McDonald in Brussels said Brexit is adding to the growing friction between rich western and poorer eastern members.>> Britain has been the traditional protector of the Easterners' interest. It was Britain who lobbied hard to bring those countries into the European Union. And Britain is not in the eurozone.
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It has traditionally stood outside the Franco-German central motor of the EU. And they're also losing Britain's money.>> Britain's departure will blow a hole in the EU budget. Western European governments reluctant to ask their increasingly Euro-skeptic people for more money to fill the gap. With elections in France and Germany this year, they want to answer those misgivings by streamlining a sometimes unwieldy block.
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But that’s just putting fear into the Easterners of a two speed Europe that races off without them.>> What the Westerners are now saying is, not that we want to go faster and you can catch up and we’ll help you, but frankly, we’ve had enough of you and your awkward demands and not being like us.
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We're just going to go off on her own.>> A rousing declaration of unity will be signed in Rome in two weeks’ time on the block’s 60th anniversary. But noisy squabbling and the formal launch of Brexit in the next few days threatens to drown out the fanfare