European Union leaders have reached agreement in Brussels on an outline of
new rules to govern the 27-member bloc.
At dawn on Saturday they
announced a compromise to delay until 2014 a new voting system that reduces
Poland's influence - the main stumbling block.
Other proposals envisage a
long-term president and a foreign affairs head.
The new treaty, expected to
be finalised later this year, preserves much of the
planned EU constitution,
which was rejected by voters in 2005.
treaty will need to be ratified by each of the EU's member states, before
entering into force in mid-2009.
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