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UK takes hard line on EU reform as Cameron starts European tour

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 01:10

Prime Minister Cameron says Britain's relationship with the EU is ''not good enough'' as he begins European tour. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A warm welcome in France for British Prime Minister David Cameron on the first day of a whirlwind European tour to try to drum up support for EU reform. Cameron sits down for talks with French President Francois Hollande. Later at a news conference he delivers tough talk. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, DAVID CAMERON, SAYING: "My priority is to reform the European Union to make it more competitive and address the concerns of the British people about our membership. The status quo is not good enough." He raises concerns about greater EU political integration. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, DAVID CAMERON, SAYING: "We want to help the euro zone work better and we do not want to stand in a way of closer integration. So we have different priorities but we share a common objective which is to find solutions to these problems. And what matters is that the European Union and its 28 members are flexible and imaginative enough to respond to these issues." Cameron is due in Warsaw and Berlin on Friday for talks with his counterparts.

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UK takes hard line on EU reform as Cameron starts European tour

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 01:10