Foreign Secretary William Hague has told the The Andrew Marr Show that the Government is setting a "positive vision" for the European Union.
The Conservative MP said "deepening and widening the single market" would enable much needed growth in Britain's economy.
The Prime Minister's performance at this EU summit has been interesting and it hints at a more tactical engagement with Europe.
The Prime Minister has hit out at EU institutions for not going far enough to rein in spending as budget talks were postponed until January.
Getting 27 people with different interests to agree to anything is hard, but the lack of solidarity among EU members can be striking.