LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he does not expect to get an agreement on his plans to reform the European Union at a summit later this month.
Cameron's office said that he stressed the need for "legally binding, irreversible changes" for the EU during a phone call with Germany's Angela Merkel. But he said Thursday "the scale of what we are asking for means we will not resolve this in one go."
Britain will hold a referendum by the end of 2017 to decide whether it will leave the 28-nation bloc. Cameron wants to stay in — provided he can secure the changes he wants.
The British proposals include giving member states more autonomy, such as the power to restrict benefits for EU immigrants coming to Britain.