PRIME Minister David Cameron is setting out his stall on negotiations over the UK’s place in the EU this evening (June 25) at a summit of the union’s national leaders.
He’s due to present new terms for the UK’s membership of the EU over dinner, but with the Greek crisis and migration across the Mediterranean to deal with, it’s not clear whether anyone at the meeting will have the stomach to add the UK to their list of worries.
A statement from the prime minster released by Downing Street said:
“It’s the first EU summit where renegotiation of the UK’s relationship with the EU is formally on the agenda.
“It will take us another step closer to addressing the concerns that the British people have about the EU. And closer to changing the status quo for the better and then giving the British people a say on whether the UK should stay in or leave the EU.”
Hosting a state banquet for the Queen, who is on a tour of Germany, on Wednesday evening, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the UK to stay in the union, stating: “The European Union needs Great Britain.”