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Is Cameron blackmailing the EU?

Prime Minister Cameron is calling for special treatment for Britain in exchange for its staying in the EU. The British will vote on the Brexit in 2017. What compromises can Europe afford to make?

Hospodářské noviny - Czech Republic | Friday, 8. January 2016

Cameron seeking conservative parties' support

As part of his Europe tour British Prime Minister David Cameron met on Thursday with the conservative Bavarian CSU party - which together with the ... » more

The Independent - United Kingdom | Wednesday, 6. January 2016

Cameron's latest move makes Brexit more likely

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Tuesday that he is leaving it to the members of his cabinet to decide for themselves whether to campaign for or against leaving the EU ahead of the Brexit referendum. This strengthens the EU opponents' hand, the centre-left daily The Independent criticises: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Friday, 18. December 2015

EU only stands to lose out in Brexit talks

In the row over British Prime Minister David Cameron's reform proposals the EU partners struggled to reach a compromise on Thursday night. For the EU being too obliging vis-à-vis London would be just as dangerous as a Brexit, the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore warns: » more

Financial Times - United Kingdom | Monday, 14. December 2015

British distrust populist Eurosceptics

The EU leaders will discuss British Prime Minister David Cameron's reform proposals at their upcoming summit on Thursday and Friday. Regardless of what terms Cameron manages to push through the British will vote against leaving the Union in their Brexit referendum, predicts the conservative daily Financial Times: » more

Deutsche Welle - Romania | Thursday, 10. December 2015

Cameron breathing new life into musty EU

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Bucharest and Warsaw on Wednesday and Thursday as part of his European campaign tour for a reform of the EU treaties. His tour is giving the EU fresh impetus, the Romanian service of the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle writes: » more

Rzeczpospolita - Poland | Friday, 11. December 2015

Don't make too many concessions to London

British Prime Minister David Cameron asked Poland on Wednesday to support the negotiations for keeping his country in the EU. But Poland must not simply go along with everything the UK wants, the conservative daily Rzeczpospolita points out: » more

El País - Spain | Monday, 23. November 2015

Timothy Garton Ash on Cameron's dilemma

The problem with British Prime Minister David Cameron's demands to the EU lies less in their content than in the way he is presenting them, writes historian Timothy Garton Ash in the centre-left daily El País: » more

The Guardian - United Kingdom | Thursday, 19. November 2015

Minors should also vote on Brexit

The British House of Lords voted on Wednesday that 16 and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote in the planned referendum on whether Britain should exit the EU. The British government should rethink its opposition to this initiative, the centre-left daily The Guardian advises: » more

Blog EUROPP - United Kingdom | Saturday, 14. November 2015

Post-Brexit Britain would be model for Turkey

One week ago British Prime Minister David Cameron put forward the reform proposals that he says are the conditions for Britain remaining in the EU. If the UK makes an exit its partnership with the EU could open up ground-breaking prospects for other countries, political scientist Sinan Ülgen writes on the London School of Economics' EUROPP blog: » more

The Irish Independent - Ireland | Sunday, 15. November 2015

Brexit won't harm British-Irish relations

Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny warned last week that a Brexit would deal a severe blow to Ireland's economy. Such worries are unfounded, the conservative daily The Irish Independent counters: » more

Le Monde - France | Thursday, 12. November 2015

British referendum an opportunity for the EU

The referendum on Britain's remaining in the EU initiated by Prime Minister David Cameron could strengthen the resolve of the community of states vis-à-vis Eurosceptics, comments Mark Leonard, head of the European Council on Foreign Relations, in the centre-left daily Le Monde: » more

Karjalainen - Finland | Thursday, 12. November 2015

EU referendum puts Cameron in a tight spot

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday presented his conditions for Britain staying in the EU. Cameron has put himself in a difficult position, the liberal daily Karjalainen comments: » more

Avvenire - Italy | Wednesday, 11. November 2015

The distinctive British sense of humour

Cameron has dictated the rules to the EU with typical British humour, the Catholic daily Avvenire comments: » more

Pravda - Slovakia | Wednesday, 11. November 2015

British roulette for Europe

The EU shouldn't let itself be lulled by Cameron's recommendation to the British that they vote against a Brexit, writes the left-leaning daily Pravda, pointing out that for the British prime minister too, the outcome of the referendum is completely unforeseeable: » more

Financial Times - United Kingdom | Tuesday, 10. November 2015

Both sides must be willing to compromise

The EU should meet Cameron half-way on the topic of migrant workers' rights if it wants to prevent a Brexit, the liberal business paper Financial Times urges: » more

Tages-Anzeiger - Switzerland | Wednesday, 11. November 2015

Cameron pushing for diverse forms of cooperation

The British prime minister's demands for EU reforms open up new opportunities for non-members like Switzerland, writes the centre-left daily Tages-Anzeiger: » more

The Irish Independent - Ireland | Monday, 9. November 2015

Cameron's EU reforms already partial reality

British Prime Minister David Cameron will present a proposal to EU Council President Donald Tusk today in which he stipulates various reforms as conditions for Britain staying in the EU. An agreement should be possible, the conservative daily The Irish Independent comments: » more

The Daily Telegraph - United Kingdom | Tuesday, 3. November 2015

Promises alone won't stave off Brexit

The British chancellor of the exchequer's demands that the UK must not bear the cost of bailing out Eurozone countries and that the UK must be given more leeway within the EU are to be welcomed but the conservative paper The Daily Telegraph doubts that they are practicable: » more


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