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Merkel to meet southern leaders ahead of EU budget summit

30.01.13 @ 13:34

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BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is receiving Italy's PM Mario Monti Thursday to discuss the 2014-2020 EU budget to be agreed in Brussels next week. Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy will be in Berlin Monday for the same reason, while French President Francois Hollande will meet the chancellor in Paris on Wednesday.