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French president Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel, German chancellor, arrive for the final roundtable session of a marathon EU summit in Brussels © Mario Salerno/European Council/dpa
When Finnish prime minister Sanna Marin confronted Spain’s Pedro Sánchez over a testy summit dinner on Sunday night in Brussels, EU leaders began to fear there was a real risk that their marathon negotiations on the bloc’s response to coronavirus would end in failure.