Britain's Europe minister says EU deal 'in sight'

2016-02-02 16:59


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London - Britain's Europe minister told parliament on Tuesday that an EU deal now "appears in sight" following the publication of proposals by European Council president Donald Tusk.

"Much progress has been made in recent days and it appears that a deal is in sight," David Lidington told MPs.

"But I stress to the House that there is still a lot of work to be done," he said.

Speaking at a heated parliamentary session, Lidington referred to the proposals as "significant" and "important".

"There is more work yet to be done and more detail to be nailed down before we can say that a satisfactory deal has been secured," he added.

But eurosceptics from Prime Minister David Cameron's own Conservative Party voiced their concerns.

One critic, Bill Cash, referred to the proposals as "a pint-sized package".


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