Britain to send experts to eurozone crisis talks: Poland

16th December 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain will send experts to eurozone talks on new rules to save the single currency union after London rejected new EU measures on budget discipline, Poland said on Friday.

"Over the last 24 hours we have learned that Great Britain will send experts to meetings on the new regulations," Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said on Friday as his country winds up its term as EU president at the end of this month.

Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk would be in contact on Friday with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Sikorski said.

"We know that Britain has announced its participation in an experts' group which is to prepare the text of the new measures, so I think Britain's position is less determined than London tabloids would have us believe," Sikorski said on Friday.

On Wednesday, Cameron brushed aside calls to negotiate a new EU treaty.

The British prime minister and leader of the Britain's conservatives said he "made no apologies" for vetoing a new treaty at a eurozone crisis summit last week, a move which led to the other 26 European Union nations agreeing to draw up, without Britain, a pact to boost integration and save the euro.

Cameron's comments came a day after European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso said that Britain's demands for its financial services industry to be exempted from EU regulation threatened to break up the EU's 27-member single market.

© 2011 AFP

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