French Foreign Minister Issues Stern Warning to UK On EU Stance

France issued a blunt warning to David Cameron that his plans to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s EU membership are a dangerous process.
In a sign of the deep unease in EU capitals as the prime minister embarked on a four-nation European tour, the French foreign minister Laurent Fabius warned that Paris would say no if the UK demanded a special status in the EU.
The intervention by Fabius came hours before Cameron met the French president François Hollande on the first day of his tour of four EU capitals.
Hollande said he hoped the UK would remain in the EU and that it was in the interests of Europe and the UK to work together.