Press Release

EU-UK relations: positive steps but still some need for discussion

Strasbourg
, 02.02.2016 - 16:22
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Commenting on the outcome of the negotiations on EU-UK relations, Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, said:

"It is good that there is a comprehensive result after intense discussions between London and Brussels. Prime Minister Cameron has negotiated a hard bargain. Many points, such as the proposals on competitiveness and reducing bureaucratic burden, are positive. The points on subsidiarity are also positive. Furthermore, the fundamental principle of the recognition of the Euro as the EU's currency is not in question. In detail, we still see some need for discussion. This applies particularly to the provisions for the welfare systems.

The EPP Group will constructively lead the debates because we want a positive result. We need a partnership approach between the Council and Parliament over the next few weeks and a solution that is useful for Europe as a whole."

Note to Editors
The EPP Group is the largest political group in the European Parliament with 216 Members from 27 Member States

MEP Contacts

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Manfred WEBER
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