’We support UK in European Union’ says Estonia PM

  • 2014-11-04
  • By Rayyan Sabet-Parry and wire reports, RIGA

British Prime Minister David Cameron (photo: creative commons)

Estonia strongly supports Great Britain's role in the European Union, Estonia's Prime Minister Taavi Roivas has said on Tuesday.

The Prime Ministers comments come amid fears Britain may leave the European Union in the near future. British Prime Minister David Cameron said he wants to curb the number of immigrants crossing its borders whilst a referendum on Britain in the European Union will be held in 2017. In response, German Chancellor Anglea Merkel said Cameron's stance could lead to a UK exit in the EU.

Speaking to members of Estonia's parliament, Roivas said he would like to see the UK remain in the European Union.

"The answer is unequivocally supportive to Great Britain continuing as an EU member," said Rõivas.

"The fact that their presidency is directly before us, also means that British Prime Minister David Cameron will be setting next to me on the left hand side at the Council table, and we can converse with him about European politics, British politics, Estonian things," said the Prime Minister.

"Regardless of that, Great Britain is in any case very important in Europe and a very important member state. I do not like to think about perspectives, that would be if Britain would not be in the EU," added Rõivas.

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas (photo: creative commons)