|Author (Corporate)||United Kingdom: Prime Minister's Office|
The United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron delivered an important speech on Europe at Chatham House on the 10 November 2015, setting out the case for EU reform.
Later on the same day the Prime Minister delivered a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk outlining the key demands the UK wanted from EU reform.
The five key points were calls for:
+ A 'formal, legally-binding and irreversible' end to Britain’s obligation to work towards an ‘ever closer union’ as set out in the Treaty
+ Legally binding safeguards to protect the integrity of the single market from Eurozone integration
+ A more ambitious push on economic competitiveness consisting of further deepening the single market, cutting red tape and concluding FTAs with other global economies
+ An enhanced role for national parliaments including a collective veto right over new legislation
+ Four year restriction on new EU migrants’ access to UK benefits and a more general crackdown on abuse of free movement.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, United Kingdom|