Eastern bloc states including Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and Czech Republic have dismissed current proposals on curbing child benefits for their migrant workers in western Europe.Donald Tusk wrote:The risk of break-up is real.
David Cameron’s four main demands:Merkel wrote:Cameron's demands are far from being demands that are just for Britain... They are also European demands and many of them are justified and necessary.
1. Protect the single market for Britain and for others outside the eurozone.
2. Write competitiveness into the DNA of the whole European Union.
3. Exclude Britain from the idea of ever closer union and to strengthen the role of national parliaments in European lawmaking.
4. Restricting access to welfare payments for migrant workers.
March 17 is still seen as the most likely date of a UK referendum if Cameron gets a deal in February or March. Cameron has until the end of 2017 to hold the referendum.