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MNI BRIEF: EU Fiscal Deal Likely, Maybe Not At Dec 8 Meet

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While progress is being made towards a deal on a new EU fiscal regime, whether it can be concluded at what has been billed as a crunch meeting of finance ministers on December 8 is another matter, a senior EU official told reporters Wednesday.

Whether this would happen at this week’s meetings, the official said, “I can’t tell you, but I think we are quite close”, cautioning that there would still be some way to go even once an agreement is reached.

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While progress is being made towards a deal on a new EU fiscal regime, whether it can be concluded at what has been billed as a crunch meeting of finance ministers on December 8 is another matter, a senior EU official told reporters Wednesday.

Whether this would happen at this week’s meetings, the official said, “I can’t tell you, but I think we are quite close”, cautioning that there would still be some way to go even once an agreement is reached.

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