“The Demands of David Cameron to Reform the European Union could cause problem”- European Commission
The EU commission spokesperson said that David Cameron’s some proposals are feasible but others could prove to be worse.
The Demands of David Cameron to Reform the European Union could cause problems, the European commission said this a few minutes following the Prime Minister letter that he published in order to mention his demands for change.
To the response of David Cameron’s letter, Donald Tusk who is the president of European council immediately commissioned the EU commission and stated that some proposals by the Prime Minister were feasible with the 28 – state bloc.
“But there were other proposals that were either difficult or worse”, said by Margaritis Shinas who is the spokesperson for EU commission.
One of the most controversial proposal of the Prime Minister out of the four main he proposed was the attempt he was making for the migrants to wait for four years before in-work benefits could be accessed by them including working tax credit and child or simply access to housing.
Mr Schinas said this proposal was a great threat to the EU tenet key for freedom of movement.
“Some things which are highly problematic as they touch upon the fundamental freedoms of our internal market; direct discrimination between EU citizens clearly falls into this last category,” he said.
In the morning earlier the Prime Minister said that he was open to considering suggestions of how different ways could be used to work out in achieving the core goal of his proposals and make the pull factors limited for EU migrants.
Prime minister further said that he understood the fact of keeping the EU migrants from claiming their benefits in-work for about four years and how this could be difficult for a lot of people in state to accept. He concluded this after he signaled himself open to making concessions.
At his speech to the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, he said “Our proposal included that those immigrants coming to Britain from the EU will have to live and contribute here for four years before they qualify for in-work benefits or social housing, and also we should stop sending children benefits overseas as is practiced by most British people.
“I now understand that how difficult these issues of welfare are for a lot of member states and for that I am open to suggestions in dealing with this issue in different ways.”
In the letter the Mr. Cameron sent to Mr. Tusk, he wrote: “I am looking forward for discussion of these proposals further so that we may find a solution to deal with this issue of mutual interest.”