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Here's what European leaders might be wearing at their 'informal' summit

Today’s European Council summit is described as an ‘informal meeting’. So might leaders shed their suits for some casual threads?

EARLIER THIS MONTH, European Union president Herman Van Rompuy confirmed that European leaders would meet in Brussels for an ‘informal’ meeting today.

“The date and venue of the informal meeting of members of the European Council is confirmed (30 January 2012, Brussels) #euco,” he tweeted.

It got us thinking that given how serious and formal previous leaders’ summits have been perhaps the fact this is being described as an “informal meeting” will mean leaders can shed their suits for something a little more comfortable.

So here’s a quick look at what threads European Council leaders might show off later today*:

Here's what European leaders might be wearing at their 'informal' summit
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  • Angela Merkel - Germany

  • Borut Pahor - Slovenia

  • Dalia Grybauskaite - Lithuania

  • David Cameron - UK

  • Elio Di Rupo

  • Enda Kenny - Ireland

  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt - Denmark

  • Iveta Radicova - Slovakia

  • Jose Manuel Barroso - European Commission President

  • Mariano Rajoy - Spain

  • Mario Monti - Italy

  • Mark Rutte - Netherlands

  • Nicolas Sarkozy - France

  • Pedro Passos Coelho - Portugal

  • Traian Băsescu - Romania

* In all seriousness, we’d wager a large amount of money that they will actually turn up in their usual suits. Oh well…

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Hugh O'Connell

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