British Prime Minister David Cameron and the European Council President Donald Tusk agree to 24 hours of further discussion on Britain’s European Union renegotiation after failing to reach a deal.
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JANUARY 31, 2016) (REUTERS) – British Prime Minister David Cameron and the European Council President Donald Tusk failed on Sunday (January 31) to reach a deal on Britain’s European Union renegotiation after talks in London, agreeing instead to 24 hours of further discussion.
“No deal yet. Intensive work in next 24 (hours) crucial,” Tusk said on his twitter account.
Cameron tweeted that Tusk had agreed to another day of negotiations before publishing a draft text of the reform.
“A good meeting with @eucopresident, who has agreed to another 24 hours of talks before publishing the draft UK renegotiation text,” his Twitter page read.
The two had been discussing the EU’s proposal for an emergency brake on benefits payments to migrants as a way to meet Cameron’s target of curbing migration into Britain.
A source close to the negotiations said that Britain and the European Union had reached an agreement in only one of four areas where Cameron wants to see reform.
Cameron had dinner with Tusk in London earlier on Sunday to try to agree the main points of Britain’s renegotiation before a summit of leaders on February 18-19.