PM 'makes no apologies' for promoting UK interests in Europe

Prime Minister David Cameron said it was important to be "more positive" about the successes of the European Union, but that he made "no apologies" for standing up for Britain's interests. He said:

"I don't think it makes you a bad European because you ought to have a tough budget settlement in Europe, I think it makes you a good European, I feel I have the people of Europe on our side, we should stop endlessly picking their pockets and spending more and more money"

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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".