British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday (15 October) his country's renegotiation of its EU membership terms will accelerate over the coming months and that he will set out what changes he wants at the start of November.
Speaking as he arrived for a summit in Brussels where EU leaders will be briefed on how negotiations on EU reforms will be handled, Cameron said renegotiation was underway and going well.
"The bill for our referendum is passed through the commons, it's now in the House of Lords. The pace will now quicken, and I'll be again setting out the four vital areas where we need change, laying down what those changes will be at the start of November so we quicken the pace and quicken those negotiations in the run-up to the December council. But I'm confident we can get a good deal for Britain, we can get fixed those things that need to be fixed. And I'm confident that this process is well underway and making good progress," he told reporters.
EU officials and diplomats have voiced impatience that, since Cameron confirmed a referendum on EU membership after his re-election in May, London has not set out a precise set of proposals for legislation. British officials say the process is on track for political talks by December. British officials say there is no deadline for concluding talks beyond the fact the referendum will be held by the end of 2017.