Donald Tusk to Announce EU Deal


Donald Tusk, the EU Council President, is to announce today details of the compromise agreement which was led to the UK. It is expected to include giving new powers for Parliaments to veto new EU legislation and for reform to when benefits are paid to migrants from within Union.

The agreement, which is still subject to negotiation, will be presented to other EU leaders at a special conference to be held on 18 and 19 February 2016. If agreement is reached it is then expected that the referendum in the UK on whether to stay in or leave the EU would take place in June of this year.

Tusk said in a Tweet yesterday:

“Tomorrow around noon I will table proposal for a new settlement for #UKinEU. Good progress last 24 hours but still outstanding issues”.

David Cameron, the Prime Minister, is expected to continue on a tour of EU countries meeting leaders in a bid to gain their support.