Cameron: I don't want to see Britain drifting towards an EU exit
05 Jun 2014 - 18:00
Speaking to journalists after the G7 Summit in Brussels on Thursday, UK's Prime Minister Davod Cameron said that the rise of anti-European parties in the last EU elections show the need for the EU to reform and change.
Speaking in a press conference after EU leaders nominated Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that 'it was a bad day for Europe'. 'This has reconfirmed my opinion that Europe needs to change', Cameron added.
If the right-wing opposition parties win the Danish general elections next week, Denmark's EU affairs policies will become more Eurosceptic, and will support British Prime Minister David Cameron's call for EU reforms, the parties confirmed on Thursday (11 June).
Speaking in a press conference after EU leaders proposed Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission, German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended on Friday the European Council's decision of nomination EPP's Jean-Claude Juncker as the next Commission President. “He has broad European experience and he is willing to accommodate national and EU demands”, Merkel said.
On his arrival to the European Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the European Union needs change. “Brussels got too big, too bossy, too interfering”, Cameron said.
Eurosceptics lose the in/out debate because they don’t deploy the correct arguments and Europhiles, meanwhile, don't take them seriously. But a referendum will be fought on facts and those facts don't support our continued EU membership, writes Alan Murad.
If the Scots vote to leave the UK in September, that could trigger a chain reaction which leads to the rest of the UK quitting the European Union. This is a threat British pro-Europeans need to take seriously given that a Scottish independence vote is quite possible, though a 'yes' still has less than 50% of chance.
The calling of a referendum on EU membership would not be a panacea for the problems in the relationship between London and Brussels. In fact, it risks deepening divisions over the terms of any potential exit and would be a de facto vote on the nature of the United Kingdom itself, agues Andrew Glencross.
As British Prime Minister David Cameron readies another big speech about Europe and immigration, he should be aware that freedom of movement is the most important element of the proud concept of EU citizenship, and that if he was looking for a major EU ‘red line’, he should look no further, writes Andrew Duff.