David Cameron, Britain’s Prime Minister has been already given twenty-four hours by Donald Tusk, European Council president to get a draft agreement for his European Union renegotiation. Last night in Downing Street, both negotiators, Tusk and Cameron had dinner, but after two hours, Tusk left and informed reporters that there wasn’t any deal.
It’s rumored that Cameron is eager to hold the European Union referendum on June 23, but before calling it, he intends to finish his renegotiation of UK’s membership of the European Union. Furthermore, to satisfy UK’s electoral commission’s tips regarding the amount of time between calling the procedure and actually holding it, Cameron requires getting an agreement right before the leaders of the EU gather at a European Council gathering soon to cast a vote.
Specially for this agreement, the Prime Minister requires Tusk to sign off on the draft of what he wants to accept in this renegotiation. However, Tusk will sign only if he sees a really good chance the European leaders might agree to it.
In Downing Street, we see Cameron’s team of negotiators, including Sir Ivan Rogers, Ed Llewellyn, and Tom Scholar locked with Tusk’s people. All of them are expected to come to a compromise by 9 p.m.
The situation suits both Tusk and Cameron, as they can say they did their best to grasp the best deal. However, as follows from Cameron’s tweet, they’re close to a long-awaited compromise.