Britain Receives Proposals for ‘Better Deal’ on E.U. Membership

February 2, 2016 12:28 PM

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Britain Receives Proposals for ‘Better Deal’ on E.U. Membership

LONDON — A top European official offered a package of concessions intended to persuade Britons to remain in the European Union on Tuesday, an effort to balance demands from Britain for a “better deal” with the interests of the bloc’s other 27 member states.

What is perhaps most significant, the document, written by Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, would allow Britain to apply an “emergency brake” if large numbers of people arrive in the country, enabling the government to withhold the payment of welfare benefits to non-Britons from t...

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