Cameron’s negotiation with the EU: hard in Brussels, impossible in London

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British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on EU renegotiation, at Chatham House in central London, England, 10 November 2015. British Prime Minister David Cameron urged EU leaders to develop a 'flexible union of free member states,' setting out four key areas where he wants to negotiate reforms. Cameron, who has listed his demands in a letter to EU President Donald Tusk, said he wants to protect the European single market with binding principles that "guarantee fairness" for eurozone and non-eurozone EU nations.

Facing eurosceptics in his party, the opposition, and European governments, Prime Minister Cameron finds hard to steer his government and anchor Britain to the project of European Integration


As expressed by the British government spokeswoman, Helen Bower, the conviction of the British government is that Britain “could survive outside the EU” and its will make a voting recommendation to the public – “stay” or “leave” – following negotiations. But, the Prime Minister seems less than convinced by his government’s conviction.

Without a clear sense of direction, or commitment, David Cameron is facing criticism from his own party, the opposition, and fellow EU leaders for his handling ...


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