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EU budget talks will be 'very difficult' - Merkel

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Negotiations to thrash out the European Union's next seven-year budget will be "very difficult", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, warning that it may take time to reach a deal. 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a joint news conference with Egyptian President in Berlin on January 30, 2013. Negotiations to thrash out the European Union's next seven-year budget will be "very difficult", Merkel has said, warning that it may take time to reach a deal.

"We can't say yet whether the talks will succeed. I only know that the negotiations will be very difficult," Merkel said in her weekly podcast broadcast on her website.

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