Obama reassured British Prime Minister Cameron: the USA is interested in keeping Britain in the EU. London may regard it as the support in the dispute with Brussels about “reformatting” of the EU. While Cameron on the talks with the head of the European Council Tusk has not reached the main goal: to limit the rights of guest workers from Eastern Europe access to British social goods. And the issue price is very high.
U.S. President Barack Obama in a telephone conversation with British Prime Minister David Cameron expressed support for “a strong Kingdom of great Britain in the European Union”, said on Wednesday RIA “Novosti” with reference to the message of the Obama administration.
“Any European country wants to limit the influx of migrants, whether it is visitors from the Middle East or North Africa or Eastern Europe”
So the American President responded to a message to Cameron about the negotiations of London with Brussels over reforms of the European Union is designed ultimately to save the United Kingdom as part of the European Union. Recall that before the end of 2017 in the UK must pass the referendum on the preservation of the country’s membership in the EU.
Washington is interested in having his closest ally (which used to be called the “American unsinkable aircraft carrier off the coast of Europe”) to maintain its role and influence in the EU. Obama assured Cameron that the U.S. will take an active part in the discussion of the main issues in Europe of an influx of migrants: the U.S. President “reaffirmed the United States commitment to continue to support people forced to leave Syria due to hostilities, and to relieve the pressure on the European Union, associated with the flow of refugees”.
The London intends to use the pan-European trend of “closing” from the new migrations, in order to solve their problem – with the influx of immigrants from the countries of the EU, specifically from Eastern Europe (primarily Poland and the Baltic States).
There is no consensus
On the eve of the EU and Britain failed to agree on restricting the access of EU migrants to social benefits – the benefits for internal migrants, citizens of EU countries, reported TASS with reference to a number close to the dossier of European sources in Brussels. “Consensus has not been reached. This topic will be discussed in the coming weeks,” said a European diplomat.
The most heated debate on this issue will unfold between the UK and Eastern European countries, in particular Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, since these countries comes the majority of migrants.
David Cameron on 5 February will visit Poland, where he plans to discuss with the head of the Cabinet Beate Siglo the reform of the European Union, a referendum on Britain’s membership in the EU and the plans of London to restrict access to social benefits for migrants from European countries. Warsaw, unsurprisingly, strongly opposed the desire of London to restrict the access of foreign immigrants, primarily those from other EU member States, to the British social system.
The right to stall the initiatives of Brussels
On Tuesday, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk will announce proposals to reform the EU, which the UK has already reached an agreement. However, there we will talk only about the establishment of a mechanism that would allow the parliaments of EU States to reject Brussels develop pan-European standards.
The British foreign Secretary Philip Hammond skeptical about the chances that a new package of proposals Tusk will fully satisfy London.