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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