Labour leader Ed Miliband has reiterated that he does not consider it right to commit to an EU referendum at this point in time - but declined to rule it out in the future.
Speaking during a visit to a hospital in London, he insisted there was no confusion over Labour's stance.
I am being clear. I do not think it makes sense, now, to commit to an in/out referendum years ahead. And the reason why it does not make sense is clear from what the priority of the British people is. Their priority is jobs and growth and living standards and I've got to say what I think the right priority is and I do not believe now it makes sense to commit to an in/out referendum.
To the surprise of many Lib Dems, Nick Clegg appears to have played down the importance of the Coalition's divide on an in-out referendum.
Business leaders in Davos are worried about the Prime Minister's pledge to put Britain's membership of the European Union to a referendum.
With some in France keen to "roll out the red carpet" for a British exit, Germans favouring decentralisation welcome EU renegotiation talks.