A picture taken on December 12, 2019 shows the European Council meeting room during a European Union Summit at the Europa building in Brussels. – European Union leaders meet without Britain on December 12, but their departing neighbour’s absence will not make agreeing a budget any easier. Inside the chamber, the clash over climate take Brexit’s place as the dominant theme of the summit, the first to be chaired by incoming EU Council president Charles Michel. (Photo by YVES HERMAN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by YVES HERMAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)