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EU commission says progress made on Britain's renegotiation deal

Feb 04, 2016 European Commission recently revealed that progress has been made in the renegotiation with Britain over its membership.

Speaking at a news briefing in Brussels, European Commission Chief Spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said:

“Progress has been made at political and technical level, notably following (European Commission) President (Jean-Claude) Juncker’s meeting with Prime Minister Cameron here in the Berlaymont on Friday, and President Tusk’s meeting with the prime minister yesterday. However, we are not there yet,

The Commission also said it had prepared a proposal on a welfare brake, which Britain could apply immediately to deny benefit payments to working migrants. It however added that it had not been shared with other European governments yet.

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