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PM: 'I'll take the time to get a strong EU deal for UK'

David Cameron said he would take the time to secure a good deal for the British people. Credit: RTV

Prime Minister David Cameron said that he would take the time to get a strong EU deal that creates "real change in the direction that British people want to see".

ITV News Europe Editor James Mates asked: "Prime Minister, how much pressure you were under in Poland this morning to give yet more ground on this issue of migrant benefits? Should the British people expect more compromise or have you given as much as you're going to give?"

He said that he was confident his meeting with his Polish counterpart Beata Szydło would give the UK a "strong deal".

"I'll take all the time I need to get the deal right for people in Britain," he added.

I think we've made important progress, no more something for nothing, a four-year period, real change in the direction that the British people want to see.

– Prime Minister, David Cameron

Danish PM: We will help UK government stay in EU

Lars Løkke Rasmussen said Denmark will work hard to help the British government win the referendum and stay in the EU. Credit: RTV

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said that he welcomed the UK's EU reform deal and said that he would help the government win the referendum.

He said that the proposals were "understandable and acceptable" and that the reform demands made by David Cameron will benefit Denmark and other members states.

If this has been agreed, which I hope, we will have created an excellent basis for future discussions on the development of EU rules in this regard. These elements will benefit Denmark as well as all other member states, not just the United Kingdom.

Denmark will work hard to ensure results which can help the British government win the referendum and remain a key member of the European Union.

– Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen


EU Parliament president: Reform deal 'could be met with resistance'

The European Parliament's president has taken a tough stance on proposed reforms to Britain's relationship with the EU.

European Parliament President Martin Schultz in Downing Street with David Cameron Credit: Chris Radburn / PA

Martin Schulz told ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship a deal on EU reform which caters "to narrow self-interests" will meet with resistance from the EU's Parliament.

He added that many of his colleagues had told him "if the Brits want to leave, let them leave".

Addressing David Cameron's negotiations for changes to migration rules within the EU, Schulz said solutions cannot come "at the price of discriminating against EU citizens".

Mr Schulz spoke before delivering a lecture in London on the EU.

Poland supports 'some' of Britain's EU reform aims

Poland's prime minister Beata Szydło has said Poland wants Britain to stay in the EU, and her cabinet supports some of its demands for reform.

David Cameron is meeting EU counterparts in Poland and Denmark today Credit: APTN

We fully support the prime minister's proposals regarding solutions that are aimed at improving competitiveness, removing red tape and granting proper significance to national parliaments.

– Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo

Ms Szydlo also said she saw a need to discuss the question of welfare benefits for Polish citizens living in Britain.

In a joint statement, David Cameron said Britain wanted to see a "full strategic partnership between Poland and the United Kingdom".

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