Herman Van Rompuy has warned David Cameron that his campaign for a fresh European Union settlement for Britain was neither liked nor feared by other leaders and was unlikely to win support.
The president of the EU Council of Ministers, told a London conference that the issue raised by the Prime Minister's recent speech promising an "in/out referendum" under a future Tory Government was "not just a matter between London and Brussels."
He said: "The wish to redefine your country's relationship with the Union has not gone unnoticed.
"I cannot speak on behalf of the other presidents and prime ministers but I presume they neither particularly like it nor particularly fear it."
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