BRUSSELS—European Union leaders are meeting in person for the first time in five months on Friday and Saturday, hoping the human touch will allow them to seal a €1.8 trillion ($2 trillion) spending plan intended to lift the region out of the coronavirus-sparked economic crisis.
Yet weeks after the continent set out unprecedented ambitions for EU institutions to issue hundreds of billions of euros worth of commonly-financed debt to bolster the bloc’s economy, governments remain far apart on significant elements of the proposals….
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