British finance ministers will be traveling to Germany tomorrow to call for a strong EU that will work for the “benefit of all 28 member states.” George Osborne will outline ways that London’s financial services can be better protected. His government is looking to achieve reforms in the British relationship with the EU. He is hoping that these changes will make voters want to back continued membership of the bloc in a referendum that is due by the end of 2017.
As Osborne said prior to his visit, “But the future holds challenges for our economies. We must cut debt and boost productivity. To do this, we need a strong EU, fit for today’s challenges and working for the benefit of all 28 member states. The UK’s reform and renegotiation plans aim to achieve this, which is why these talks with key partners in Europe are so important.”