Welcome to our coverage of the EU summit in Brussels today and tomorrow. By John Aglionby, Ben Fenton and Esther Bintliff in London. All times are BST
The big question will be whether the European leaders who favour quick fixes to the eurozone crisis can persuade German chancellor Angela Merkel that she is wrong to describe their proposals as “eyewash and fake solutions”.
The key event today will be
the Italy-Germany semifinal of the Euro 2012 championship the leaders’ dinner but we’re expecting much jockeying and market action before then.
10.12: If you want to watch the leaders arrive for the summit here’s the place to do it.