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Cameron confident of EU deal

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:49 GMT, Feb 6, 2016 |
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British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Denmark on Friday (February 5) as he sought to win support for a proposed deal to keep Britain in the European Union.

The 28 European Union member states will discuss the matter at a EU summit on February 18.

Cameron said he won support from Poland.

“I had very good meetings this morning in Poland and I’m confident that that will help us to build a strong deal in February,” he said.

To secure a vote in favour of keeping Britain in the EU in a referendum set to take place in June this year, Cameron says he needs a pact to curb benefits for EU migrants, an opt-out from moves to more closely integrate euro zone countries, more powers for national parliaments and a way to ensure Britain is not put at a disadvantage by being one of nine EU members outside the euro currency zone.

“The things that I’ve said that are absolutely crucial are that we end the idea of something for nothing, that people can come to Britain and get instant access to our in work welfare system. That’s got to change and that will change.

I’ve also said there should be a four year period and that is very important. So I think we’ve made important progress – no more something for nothing, a four year period – real change in the direction that the British people want to see and a good meeting in Poland this morning,” he said.