European Union

Coronavirus: Michel hails recovery deal as 'pivotal moment' for EU
The European Council president says a post-coronavirus recovery package marks a "pivotal moment".

Covid-19 economic rescue: Can a power nap heal the EU's rifts?

Tempers flare as EU leaders struggle to find common ground over coronavirus recovery plan
Europe's leaders have now been talking for three days - and today they'll continue negotiations - but they've so far been unable to come to an agreement over a massive recovery plan for countries his by the Covid pandemic.

The sticking points include whether money should be given to the worst hit and poorest countries as a repayable loan or simply as a grant. 

The BBC's Gavin Lee says tempers have become increasingly frayed... so they've all gone for a power nap.

(Photo: President Macron leaves the summit in the early hours. Credit: Reuters)