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Lisbon Treaty rules row overshadows EU summit

A row brewing among European countries over proposed changes to the Lisbon Treaty is threatening to overshadow a key summit.

France and Germany want to renegotiate the treaty to introduce tougher penalties on countries that break EU rules on national debt - deterring others from getting into the kind of crisis seen in Greece this year.

But other European politicians have spoken out against amending the treaty that took eight years to negotiate.

Matthew Price reports from Brussels.

  • 28 Oct 2010
  • From the section Europe