Merkel, Hollande to discuss Britain's exit from EU

Merkel and Hollande will discuss further European Integration as Britain looks onto leave the EU

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s President Francois Hollande are scheduled to meet next week to conclude a campaign to promote a more integrated eurozone especially as Britain seems to be on the verge of leaving the European club.  

The scheduled meeting will also include head of the European commission Jean Claude Juncker. The European commissioner head “is certain” that London will become Eurosceptic towards the EU as dividing member states as euro and non-euro based.

Officially the topic of the discussion will be a Germany and France roadmap for the future of the 19-member eurozone requested by the Juncker to install a more confident eurozone to the debt that hit euro market. However, the talks follow British PM David Cameron’s promise of a referendum on British continuation in the EU by 2017. Early polls indicate Britain will leave the EU bloc.

"The deepening of the European economic and monetary union is a process that is in its final stages while Cameron is only beginning his," a European source told AFP.

Cameron has argued that the EU should promote less integration, if it does not do so it risks a British free Europe. The proposals from both France and Germany mention a more integrated eurozone but do not talk of changing the existing treaties of the EU. Britain however demands a change in the treaties regardless of its participation in the eurozone.

Cameron is pushing for EU reforms, last week on Monday as he hosted the European commissioner.

"The prime minister underlined that the British people are not happy with the status quo and believe that the EU needs to change in order to better address their concerns," said a spokesman for the Cameron cabinet.


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