German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, shakes hands with Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila, second right, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, March 10, 2017. (Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP)
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Leaders of the European Union agreed the outlines Friday of a common accord to rally popular and political support for a bloc wracked with division and self-doubt in the wake of Britain's vote to leave.Poland's vain lone battle to block a second term for summit chair Donald Tusk, a former Polish premier and arch-foe of the current ruling party leader, was symptomatic of growing friction between the west and poorer, ex-communist east as Brexit leaves a hole in EU subsidy budgets.But people in the room said Prime Minister Beata Szydlo took pains to be polite and cooperative after Thursday's sharp exchanges with the likes of French President Francois Hollande, who had effectively accused her of ingratitude for EU grants to Poland. Hollande and Merkel, as well as EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker, all stressed, however, that a repetition of existing possibilities for some countries to cooperate more in certain areas – such as the euro currency – should not mean the creation of permanent divisions to exclude some states.
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