Prime Minister David Cameron‘s plan to get adjustments to European Union treaties as a part of his renegotiation of Britain’s ties with the bloc is “mission unattainable”, European Council President Donald Tusk mentioned.
Cameron has pledged to reform Britain’ EU relationship forward of a membership referendum by the tip of 2017 if he’s re-elected in Might, and has mentioned he believes treaty change can be wanted to adapt guidelines in areas corresponding to immigration.
“My instinct is that treaty change is near mission unattainable at the moment as a result of it is not solely about rationality, about good argument,” Tusk mentioned.
“We want unanimity between 28 member states, within the European parliament, in 28 nationwide parliaments within the means of ratification. To say that it’s a Pandora’s Field is simply too little.”
Tusk mentioned he needed to assist Cameron obtain reform however wanted to know extra particulars about what Britain needed to evaluate whether or not treaty change was even wanted. Different member states didn’t need dialogue of treaty change, he mentioned.
“We want … a superb resolution for Cameron and Nice Britain beneath current legislation,” he mentioned. “We want the United Kingdom in Europe … And I really feel, nevertheless it’s not my position to resolve about it, however I really feel that the United Kingdom wants Europe.”