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‘No progress’ so far on Cameron’s talks

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:00 GMT, Feb 19, 2016 |
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Negotiations on David Cameron’s EU reform demands have made “no real progress” so far, Downing Street sources say.

The first EU Council session ended with no agreement on several issues as Number 10 played down hopes of a deal.

EU sources said the talks were “constructive” but said other countries had spoken out against the PM’s plans.

Friday’s session on the UK’s demands has been put back to allow him to speak to individual leaders one-to-one.

The 28 EU leaders are now holding a working dinner to discuss their response to the migration crisis.

When talks return to the UK’s reforms, Mr Cameron will seek to secure the deal which he wants before holding an in/out referendum on the UK’s EU membership.

However, he has said he will walk away from the summit without agreement unless he gets a “credible” package he can sell to voters in the referendum.