Politico: EU Commission wants to sideline European Parliament on reforms
EU Commission officials are exploring legal scenarios in which they could undertake EU reforms without direct input from the European Parliament, Politico cited sources. According to the news item, the Commission wants to move the EU reform talks with Britian forward more quickly because it is worried that the refugee crisis is worsening the chances of a British In vote.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he would present his EU reform demands in a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk in early November. The Sun reported recently that Cameron was told by senior ministers in his government to delay the referendum on Britain’s EU membership until the second half of 2017 so he can claw more powers back from Brussels. The cep, however, believes that Cameron will not be able to push through major reform changes in his negotiations.