Following the meeting, which was held in Brussels, Cameron said that during negotiations, agreement was reached, which implies a special status for Britain within the EU. The Prime Minister said on Saturday he will submit a paper for consideration by the Cabinet of Ministers, according to Reuters.
The agreement was confirmed by the head of the European Council Donald Tusk. According to him, in favor of the document by all 28 EU members.
As reported by Reuters, the UK has made from the EU consent to one of their basic requirements. Cameron insisted on suspension of payments of benefits to migrant workers from other EU countries in case of non-payment of their social security contributions for four years. In the end, Brussels agreed to this requirement with a clarification that the period of non-payment increased to seven years..
In addition, Britain obtained the right to interpret the political decisions of the EU, proving its unwillingness to be part of a single European political system, and has achieved independence for their financial institutions. The latter requirement was imposed in order to join the Euro and maintain the pound sterling as the national currency. According to Cameron, these concessions enough to the referendum, citizens voted to keep the UK seat in the EU. According to him, the agreement is legally binding.
The agreement in Brussels was reached amid growing discontent with the British membership in the EU. Recent survey showed that 36% of people in the United Kingdom in favor of leaving the Union, while 34% hold the opposite point of view.
UK during the EU membership refused to join the Euro zone, the Schengen area. In London all the time emphasized the reluctance of countries to actively participate in the construction of the single European States, focusing on economic cooperation.