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France tells Britain 'not possible to negotiate Europe'

23 January 2013, 22:23 CET
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(GRENOBLE) - French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday it was not possible to negotiate the terms of Britain's membership in Europe, after Prime Minister David Cameron pledged a referendum on staying in the EU.

"The United Kingdom can perfectly well decide in a referendum to stay in or leave the European Union, that's a decision for the rulers of the country and the British people themselves," Hollande told reporters. "But what I say on behalf of France, and also as a European, is that it is not possible to negotiate Europe for this referendum."

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