January 15, 2013

Great Britain's EU Dilemma

The Hindu, The Hindu

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Britain's Conservative-led government wants to renegotiate its four decades-long membership of the European Union and repatriate powers from Brussels. Should he be reelected in 2015, says Prime Minister David Cameron, he would even put the new package to a popular referendum, no matter if that means a potential exit from the bloc. Its European allies, once angry over London’s intransigence on the common budget and the fiscal pact, are increasingly viewing the country’s future in Europe with near resignation. The United States has gone public with its opinion that its special relationship would be best served with Britain inside the EU. The current mood reflects greater unease in an always reluctant member state, especially with the imperatives of ever-deepening economic and...

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