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Put to him that the German Ambassador to the UK had said this morning that Britain agreed with Germany that there should be one Foreign Minister for the EU, the PMOS replied that in terms of the overall position on the Constitution, that was a matter that would not arise until June. This week’s Summit was about climate change and energy and in terms of the Berlin Declaration a celebration of 50 years – nothing to do with the Constitution. We should address this step by step and not get ahead of ourselves.

Asked whether the other European states would limit themselves to just climate change and energy this week, the PMOS replied that if the journalist listened to the Swedish Prime Minister at his press conference with the Prime Minister earlier today, the answer was yes. The German Chancellor had also said exactly the same thing when we went to Berlin.

Asked if he was confident that the Summit would centre on energy and climate change, the PMOS replied that for the third time – yes.

Asked that now David Cameron had laid out his Brussels speech on European policy, what would he say were the main points of difference with the Government’s policy, the PMOS replied that given the political nature of the question, he would simply refer the journalist to the Prime Minister’s words earlier today when he answered the question directly at his press conference with the Swedish Prime Minister.

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