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No 10 seeks EU budget freeze

The Government is seeking "at best a cut, at worst a freeze" in the European Union budget negotiations this week, No 10 has said. The CBI president has urged ministers not to forget "our old friends in Europe".

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Cameron hits the phones ahead of EU budget summit

A library photo of David Cameron on the phone Credit: Press Association

Prime Minister David Cameron hit the phones over the weekend, as the EU budget summit closes in. He spoke to his counterparts in Poland, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Apart from Poland, all those countries on Cameron's phone logs are net contributors to the EU budget.

Mr Cameron will push for a freeze in the budget when the 27 members meet on Thursday in Brussels.

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