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EU spring summit opens in Brussels

2009-03-20 06:55:57 GMT2009-03-20 14:55:57 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A journalist talks on his cell phone prior to the EU spring summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels, capital of Belgium, March 19, 2009. The EU spring summit kicked off in Brussels on Thursday.(Xinhua/Wu Wei)

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown (R)talks with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero during the first day meeting of EU spring summit in Brussels, capital of Belgium March 19, 2009. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) talks with Austrian Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann during the first day meeting of EU spring summit in Brussels, capital of Belgium, March 19, 2009. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)

Polish President Lech Kaczynski (L) talks with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk during the first day meeting of EU spring summit in Brussels, capital of Belgium, March 19, 2009. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)

EU rotating Presidency Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek (C) leaves the press conference after the first day meeting of EU spring summit in Brussels, capital of Belgium, March 19, 2009. European Union (EU) leaders agreed on Thursday to spend five billion euros (6.8 billion USD) from the 27-nation blocs' budget on energy and broadband infrastructure projects to stimulate economy, Topolanek said at the press conference.(Xinhua/Wu Wei)

The EU spring summit kicked off in Brussels on Thursday.

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