EU Summit: Juncker is "quite confident" of a deal to keep Britan in reach

Curtailment of welfare benefits is sticking point

18th February, 2016
Jean Claude Juncker arriving in Brussels Pic Getty

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said an agreement to keep Britain in the European Union is within reach, leaving voters to decide whether to stay or go in a referendum as early as June.

“I’m quite confident that we will have a deal,” Juncker told reporters before the EU summit begins at 5 pm Brussels time, 4 pm Irish time.

Britain’s insistence on the power to curtail social benefits for workers from...

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