Cameron to meet Hollande Monday on EU renegotiation
Prime Minister David Cameron will meet French President Francois Hollande on Monday to discuss Britain’s EU renegotiation ahead of a crunch summit this week.
The talks will take place in Paris at 1800 GMT, a statement from Cameron’s office said.
The European Union is currently trying to broker a series of reforms to Britain’s relationship with the bloc ahead of a looming “in-out” referendum.
British officials hope a deal can be nailed down at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday.
That could then pave the way for a referendum as early as June this year on whether Britain should leave the 28-member EU or stay in.
But some of Cameron’s demands are proving problematic to European partners.
Analysts say France is likely to want to see changes in what is being proposed over economic governance.
Cameron had wanted the European Union to recognise a series of principles including that countries outside the eurozone like Britain should not face discrimination or disadvantage.