France tells Britain 'not possible to negotiate Europe'
(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."
Text and Picture Copyright 2013 AFP. All other Copyright 2013 EUbusiness Ltd. All rights reserved. This material is intended solely for personal use. Any other reproduction, publication or redistribution of this material without the written agreement of the copyright owner is strictly forbidden and any breach of copyright will be considered actionable.