December 11, 2017

PM admits EU negotiation will be ‘VERY DIFFICULT’ after failing to reach deal in Brussels

DAVID Cameron has admitted negotiations on Britain’s EU membership will be “very difficult” after failing to reach a deal on the first day of make-or-break talks in Brussels.

DAVID Cameron has admitted negotiations on Britain’s EU membership will be “very difficult” after failing to reach a deal on the first day of make-or-break talks in Brussels.

She said: “We made it clear that we are ready to compromise, but always on the basis that we safeguard the core European principles, which include non-discrimination and free movement.

“Especially regarding the fourth pillar it won’t be easy but I still think that with good will we can find good solutions.”

European Council president Donald Tusk said “hard work” will be needed to reach a deal on Britain’s renegotiation of its EU membership after the talks between Brussels bosses.

The former Polish prime minister said he was more optimistic of finding a compromise with Mr Cameron following a summit dinner discussing the UK’s demands for reform.

French prime minister Francois Hollande also accepted there can be adjustments over Mr Cameron’s demands but insisted EU rules and principles must be respected in the process after the “frank and open discussion”.

He said: “The most difficult questions are those regarding the eurozone and welfare benefits for EU workers.

“There can be adjustments, accommodation, but European rules and principles must be respected.”

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