British PM to be invited to address European Parliament on referendum

British PM to be invited to address European Parliament on referendum
# 03 September 2015 17:50 (UTC +04:00)

Members of the European Parliament have reportedly agreed to ask assembly head Martin Schulz to approach Cameron. "I am delighted Cameron will be invited to a special session," Liberal Group leader Guy Verhofstadt said in a message on Twitter on Thursday.

Verhofstadt who has, time and again, called for the prime minister to explain his position on referendum said in his tweet "the European Parliament is nothing for Cameron to be afraid of”.

No formal invitation has yet been sent but Schulz's office has confirmed that he would approach the British leader soon.

Vote on Britain's EU membership was one of the promises of Cameron during the last elections which won with absolute majority. Cameron says he will campaign for a 'Yes' vote in the 2017 referendum only if he successfully re-negotiates with European leaders about Britain's membership terms.

Recent polls have shown a majority of Britons want to stay in the 28-nation bloc.

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