UK's hoped-for treaty change almost impossible: EU head

European Council President Donald Tusk in Washington, DC, March 9, 2015EU president Donald Tusk warned Sunday that British Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to amend the bloc’s treaties to secure a new deal for Britain in Europe were virtually “mission impossible”. “My intuition is that treaty change is close to mission impossible today because it’s not only about rationality, about good argument,” Tusk said in an interview with The Guardian newspaper published online. “We have to help David Cameron because he is obviously pro-European. He accepts that his proposed reforms would require changes to existing EU treaties, but is under pressure to deliver from the right flank of his Conservative party and the anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP).

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