EU treaty will not 'place obligations' on UK, says PM

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David Cameron has said a new treaty paving the way for closer fiscal co-operation among EU members will "not place any obligations" on the UK.

The prime minister said he believed a new treaty on budgetary rules set to be signed by 25 EU countries would not "encroach" on UK national interests.

But he said he would be watching the new arrangements "like a hawk".

He also said there had been "good steps" forward on promoting growth at Monday's EU summit in Brussels.

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