Belgium: UK will be "resolute and firm" in negotiating EU reforms says Osborne

"We come here with a very clear mandate to improve Britain's relationship with the rest of the EU and to reform the EU", said British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne as he arrived at the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels, Tuesday, to take part in the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). Regarding the reforms, Osborne said "we go into the negotiations aiming to be constructive and engage, but also resolute and firm". The chancellor of the exchequer went on to say that he doesn't think "anyone's now in any doubt, we will hold that referendum on British membership of the European Union". The EU finance ministers are expected to review a number of issues during the ECOFIN including the European Commission's proposal for regulation on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (ESFI).

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