EU leaders met in Brussels on June 16 and 17 for a "crisis summit." The meeting did result in a crisis as no aggreement on the union's budget could be reached. Read more in this DW-WORLD dossier.
EU leaders faced the daunting task of agreeing on a budget framework for 2007-2012 and determining which direction to take on ratification of the European Constitution in the wake of rejections from the French and Dutch electorates.
While they agreed to prolong the ratification process for the constitution, they failed to reach a compromise on the budget.
Read this collection of DW-WORLD articles to get the lowdown.