BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):

1:25 p.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it’s worth spending a little more time to achieve as broad a consensus as possible on the European Union’s future leadership.

Merkel said after EU leaders put off their quest to fill the bloc’s top jobs until Tuesday that there were “big member states that couldn’t live … with the proposals we had today.” She didn’t offer details.

She suggested that, while it would be technically possible to outvote big countries, it would be unwise.

Merkel said that “politics is attempting to implement what is possible, and sometimes that takes time.”

She added: “If we rushed things now … and then lived with insurmountable tensions

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