The Prime Minister has made an encouraging start to his EU renegotiation, but we will have to be patient and await the outcome say business leaders. Business for New Europe, the pro-European business campaign, was commenting on the end of the EU Council meeting at which David Cameron presented his reform agenda to other EI leaders.
Lucy Thomas, Campaign Director of Business for New Europe, said:
“Business is encouraged that David Cameron has not, in his words, ‘kicked over the table’ during his talks with EU leaders. It is vital that the Prime Minister approach these talks in a spirit of compromise, and an awareness of how to make Europe work better for everyone, not only Britain. In the Council meeting in Brussels, he appears to have passed both of these tests.
“It is beyond doubt that there is appetite for reform in Europe, so now the process has begun, we will see where other leaders are willing to compromise.”