Today's summit is to be followed by an evening working dinner but only the 17 nations who have the Euro as their currency will attend this. Wonder who is paying for all of this chit chat and fancy dining out? EU leaders have met 20 times already this year to try and thrash out a way forward from the current financial crisis.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has again reiterated that he was "glad" to attend the emergency summit. Again he has said that directly or not what happens in the Eurozone has a marked effect on the UK and its economy.
One cause for concern is an EU finance ministers meeting which has been cancelled. Sky News said, "The postponement of the EU Finance Ministers' meeting is being downplayed by governments. But it doesn't look good when you consider that it was the meeting intended to thrash out the detail to leave the leaders free to concentrate on the broader aspects." True it does not.
As Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron shift onto less amicable terms many in the UK will not be surprised. It was always felt that France kept the UK out of the EU, at a time when it would have been beneficial to join. By the time we signed up, the Common Market had already had its day.
France it seems is up to the same old tricks. When it suits it wants the UKs input. Other times it wants to keep us knocking at the back door.