David Cameron, Bulgarian PM discuss UK’s EU reform proposals, security

David Cameron, Bulgarian PM discuss UK’s EU reform proposals, security

Sofia, December 3, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

UK prime minister David Cameron and his Bulgarian counterpart Boiko Borissov discussed the British government’s proposals for EU reform, and also covered terrorist threats and security issues in talks in Sofia lasting more than an hour.

Cameron’s visit, the first to Bulgaria by a UK prime minister in 16 years, came on the same day that Downing Street confirmed that he did not expect that the December 17 and 18 European Council would see agreement on renegotiation of the terms of the UK’s membership of the EU.

Before his talks with Borissov, Cameron spoke on the phone with German chancellor Angela Merkel, with a Downing Street spokesperson saying that the British and German leaders agreed that good progress had been made since the prime minister’s letter to the President of the European Council “but that there remain difficult issues to resolve”.