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EU divided over plan for Lisbon Treaty change

A new Euro-row is escalating over a plan by France and Germany to rewrite part of the EU's Lisbon Treaty and bring in sanctions for countries that overshoot maximum debt levels.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will urge other European leaders to accept the changes at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday.

The idea is to prevent any repetition of this year's Greek debt crisis.

Matthew Price reports.

  • 28 Oct 2010
  • From the section Europe