French President Francois Hollande said on arrival on Thursday, 18 February 2016, at the EU summit in Brussels that the agreement with the UK to reform the European Union perhaps because it is necessary.
«Britain should stay in the European Union — that is my desire. But at the same time, you want the Union to move forward. No country should have veto power. No country should evade the General rules or General powers. I think so», — quotes its «Interfax-Ukraine».
In his view, Britain should remain in the EU, but «under the basic principles of the European Union». Otherwise, he said, other countries may require other exclusions.
The French President expressed readiness to compromise, which, in his opinion, there is progress, but «while maintaining awareness of the necessity of promoting Europe».
In turn, British Prime Minister David Cameron notes that London will not agree to a compromise regarding the conditions of stay in the EU. He said this before the European Council meeting to be held on 18-19 February, reports «UKRINFORM».
«I’ll fight for Britain. If we have a good arrangement, I’ll take one. But I will not accept agreements that do not fulfill what we need», — said the British Prime Minister.
He expressed the belief that «with goodwill and hard work» to achieve the best result for the UK.
As previously reported, for the first time since the UK entry into the European Union, held 43 years ago, subjects of the Kingdom to Express its attitude to the EU referendum, which the government hopes to organize in June.
In anticipation of this event Brussels with London leading intense negotiations on the reform of the EU, which requires the British side. The requirements relate to four areas: competition, sovereignty, social policy and economic management.
The priority for London are two issues: economic sovereignty and the protection against uncontrolled flows of migrants.
President of the European Council Donald Tusk as a compromise, proposes to introduce mechanisms to block European legislation. It is about allowing the group of countries that represent 55% of member States of the EU to veto European laws, or require changes in legal texts.
These proposals and reviewed on February 18-19, at the EU summit. Before they can be implemented, they should endorse all member countries of the European Union.
We will remind, in 2015, Cameron promised UK citizens to reconsider the country’s membership in the EU in case of refusal of Brussels to reform immigration laws and allow the UK to introduce a number of its own measures to limit the inflow of migrants. However, in may the EU introduced a common quota for immigrants.
On 27 may last year Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, speaking to the throne speech in Parliament, declared that a referendum on the country’s withdrawal from the EU will be held before the end of 2017.
September 8, 2015 the lower house of the British Parliament — House of Commons — voted for a referendum on the country’s membership in the European Union (316 members of the House of Commons voted «for», «against» — 53 members). However, the House of lords did not support this decision.
By the end of 2014, the majority of Britons supported the exit of their country from the EU.
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