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Slideshow: The EU summit in Brussels

Greater European Union control of national budgets, oh and what the heads of state will be dining on tonight.

GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA Merkel proposed for a top European Union official to be given the power to veto member governments’ budgets. She met with French President Francois Hollande privately for 30 minutes on the issue and agreed on the need for a tight timetable for introducing a banking union.

This all went on while tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Greece for the country’s second general strike in a month.

Other things the heads of state probably spoke about today was their very tasty sounding dinner for tonight – they will start with tarte fine with eggs and mushrooms before moving on to braised veal on a bed of fresh spinach, followed by a chocolate trio and coffee.

Anyway, here some of them were today as they discussed other important issues like how to save the euro currency from collapse:

Slideshow: The EU summit in Brussels
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    Enda Kenny share the LOLs with French President Francois Hollande during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
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    “Eh, Angela, remember about four months ago ye said ye would allow the ESM to recapitalise banks directly? Can we get the ball rolling on that?” Taoiseach Enda Kenny has a word with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, while Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite looks on. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
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    Angela Merkel puckers up to Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker. Well, we suppose he isn't in her bad books. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
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    British Prime Minister David Cameron strides into the EU summit in Brussels today. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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    Another one who be getting any küssen's - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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    Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Blonde and bombshell are two words that spring to mind. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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    Belgium's Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo arrives in style for the EU summit in a wine coloured bow-tie. Dress sharp. Feel sharp. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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    Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Tapani Katainen arrives for the summit in his country's colours. Green washes Enda right out. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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    A bashful looking Pedro Passos Coelho, Portugal's Prime Minister, will certainly not be getting any smooches from Angela. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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    A Belgian army soldier lifts a dog to sniff inside of a mailbox during security checks outside of an EU summit in Brussels. That looks comfortable. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso staring at Philippe de Buck. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    European Council President Herman Van Rompuy listening intently to questions during a media conference at an EU summit. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    "I don't think it would suit me, the lads in Castlebar would only have a go anyway." (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

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