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Emergency European Union leaders summit on financial crisis

2009-03-02 05:47:49 GMT2009-03-02 13:47:49 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

European Union leaders pose for a family photo at an emergency EU leaders summit in Brussels March 1, 2009. They are (L to R, second row) Netherlands' Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, Latvia's Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis, Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (L to R, first row) European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering, Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, Belgium's Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy and Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk.[Agencies]

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (L) and Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, whose country currently holds the rotating Presidency, hold a news conference after an emergency European Union leaders summit in Brussels March 1, 2009. EU leaders meeting in Brussels on Sunday discussed possible action on the financial crisis amid concern eastern European countries may need more help. [Agencies]

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (L) talks with France's President Nicolas Sarkozy after a family photo at an emergency European Union leaders summit in Brussels March 1, 2009.[Agencies]

Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown gestures during a news conference after an emergency European Union leaders summit in Brussels March 1, 2009.[Agencies]

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during a news conference after an emergency European Union leaders summit in Brussels March 1, 2009.[Agencies]

European Union leaders pose for a family photo at an emergency EU leaders summit in Brussels March 1, 2009. They are (L to R, second row) Netherlands' Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, Latvia's Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis, Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (L to R, first row) European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering, Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, Belgium's Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy and Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk.[Agencies]

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