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Despite the complexity of the negotiations, the atmosphere of optimism established over the last three weeks surrounding talks between the two sides makes hopes of reaching a concrete deal realistic.
The royal wedding here is not nearly as grand as that of William and Kate of England, but the celebrations and the excitement among the people of this tiny Duchy is in every aspect a match.
Euro zone finance ministers are gathering in Brussels again amid the backdrop of the changing political and economic situation in Greece and Italy. Despite the turmoil affecting Athens and Rome, it's thought unlikely that any concrete decisions will be made this evening on implementing the deal agreed between EU leaders at last month's summit.
Europe doesn't seem to have months, let alone years, to sort out its debt crisis. There appears to be a growing consensus we're only weeks away from the worst and that leaders need to distinguish what has to be done now and what can be left for later.