EU leaders at summit hope for coronavirus funding deal

Leaders are hoping to clinch a deal on a multi-billion-euro recovery fund for the bloc’s economies.
The 27 leaders, all masked up, greeted each other on Friday (July 17) with elbow bumps rather than their customary cheek kisses and handshakes.

The 27 EU heads gathered in a room in the Brussels EU headquarters equipped with hand sanitisers and disinfected headsets.
Unusually, as a health precaution, there were no journalists in the building.


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