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UK Rebate

Asked if the UK Budget rebate had been discussed during the Prime Minister’s meeting with Mr. Barosso this morning, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said they had looked ahead to issues on the current EU agenda, especially the council meeting in June and our Presidency which starts in July. With regards to future financing, the PMS said there would be a Foreign Ministers meeting on Sunday which would look at the issue.

Asked again if the rebate was discussed, the PMS said in that it had been talked about very general terms, but that the Sunday meeting would deal with it more thoroughly.

Asked if the Commission had a view about the rebate, the PMS said it was up to them to speak about it.

Asked if during the meeting, the French referendum had been discussed, and what would happen if there was a "no" vote, the PMS said it had been discussed as part of the wide EU Agenda, and we were not about to speculate on what was going to happen.

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