Cameron defends Britain’s desire for sovereignty before EU summit

By Michael Hogan HAMBURG, Germany, Feb 13 : Prime Minister David Cameron defended Britain’s desire to protect its sovereignty, appealing for understanding from the European Union in his talks for better membership terms that could be decided next week. At a dinner in German city of Hamburg with Chancellor Angela Merkel and civic and business […]

PM Cameron wins approval from Poland’s Kaczynski on deal to keep Britain in EU

By Adrian Krajewski and William James WARSAW/COPENHAGEN, Feb 5 : Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to win support from Poland on Friday for a proposed deal to keep Britain in the European Union, though an opinion poll suggested voters may still reject membership by a resounding margin in a planned referendum. To secure a vote […]

EU proposals give UK more autonomy on financial rules

By Huw Jones LONDON, Feb 2 : British financial regulators could have more leeway to impose higher capital requirements on the country’s banks under proposals to keep Britain in the European Union. European Council President Donald Tusk presented several proposals today ahead of a referendum in Britain on its membership of the EU. One of […]

Britain’s Hammond says encouraged by EU renegotiation proposals

By Guy Faulconbridge ROME, Feb 2 : British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he was encouraged by the progress of negotiations with the European Union but cautioned that the proposals will probably need further work to be crafted into a deal at an EU summit later this month. Speaking just hours before the head of […]

Britain and EU strike deal on mechanism to block unwanted new laws

By William James LONDON, Feb 2 : Britain has reached an agreement with European Union officials on a mechanism to block unwanted EU legislation, a source in Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said today, in a deal that meets one of Cameron’s four main reform targets. European Council President Donald Tusk later today will publish […]

“No deal yet” on Britain’s EU renegotiation, leaders say

By William James LONDON, Feb 1 : Prime Minister David Cameron and European Council President Donald Tusk failed to reach a deal on Britain’s EU renegotiation after talks in London, but agreed to another 24 hours of “crucial” discussions. Yesterday meeting was seen as vital to finding agreement on Cameron’s demands for measures to curb […]