EU working to keep UK in eurozone

European Union countries are working on deal that aims to keep UK in euro zone

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Uninflated Vote Leave ballons are pictured at the Vote Leave campaign, who want Britain to leave the European Union (EU), at their offices in London, Britain, in this December 17, 2015 file photo.

Slovak Finance Minister, Peter Kazimir, said on Friday that there is a will to reach a European Union reform deal with Britain, but any compromise should be designed to avoid hampering deeper integration in the euro zone

"The EU has 28 members today and I see this number staying the same after the UK referendum," Kazimir said on his personal Twitter account.

"Whatever the compromise will be, we should not create obstacles for deeper integration of the euro zone. I'm not a big fan of cherry picking. We are all equal in the EU club."

On the other hand Poland and Germany said that both countries are going to do whatever it takes to keep the UK a member of the union.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her counterpart Polish Prime Minister, Beata Szydlo, to compromise on a deal that will keep the UK in.

"We both agree that we want to do everything to make it possible for Britain to stay in the European Union," Merkel said.

She said that Germany and Poland see it "desirable" that Britain remains part of the EU, adding that they would do everything to find a compromise with Britain that respects EU principles.

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