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Brussels blog by some wire service journalists

As euro teeters, national leaders take vacations

Nicolas and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy on vacation



BRUSSELS — As the European economy teeters on the precipice, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is by the Mediterranean in his swimming trunks. His prime minister is vacationing in Tuscany.

British Chancellor George Osborne is in California, where he rode the Jurassic Park log flume at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. The entire 15-member cabinet of debt-ridden Ireland has left Dublin, though the finance minister is taking calls from his home in Limerick, and the European Union is pretty much shut.

Europeans have always treasured their long summer vacations, and that goes for their leaders as well. But some analysts say this has left the continent rudderless just when firm action is needed.



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