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Optimism on EU deal rise amid concern over migrant plans

British prime minister David Cameron has said he can see a “pathway to an agreement” on plans for EU reform following an EU summit last night, despite acknowledging it will be “very hard work”.

The summit on 17 December saw leaders from member states express serious concerns over certain aspects of Cameron’s plans to renegotiate the UK’s position in the EU. But at a press conference just after midnight Cameron said: “Nothing is certain in life nor in Brussels, but there’s a pathway through this to a deal in February”.

This optimism was echoed by the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, who called the night a “make or break” moment in the debate, stating that the council had made “significant progress”. Outlining the need for further discussions, Tusk said: “Cameron reiterated his openness to alternative solutions, if they could achieve the same objective.” The Council president committed to tabling a concrete text on the proposals before the next European summit in February.

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