News Summary: Cameron slams Europe as a 'country'

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 21:00 hrs

"U.S. of E": British Prime Minister David Cameron is dismissing the idea of a United States of Europe, stating that Britain would not be part of an effort to "shoehorn countries into a centralized political union."

BRITISH VOTE: Cameron shook up Europe's political landscape by offering British citizens the prospect of a vote on whether to stay in the EU. He said he wants Britain to remain an integral part of the bloc, but that the EU should be more flexible.

IDEA GAINING STRENGTH: Many EU politicians think closer political ties are what's needed to maintain continental unity in the face of a debt crisis that's exposed fundamental flaws in the euro.

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