Osborne, seen as the frontrunner to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron, is leading a new round of talks in European capitals, keen to sell Britain’s proposals for reform while keeping vocal eurosceptics in his own party at bay before a referendum on membership of the bloc by the end of 2017. (Reuters)
The chancellor said countries which do not use the euro should not be discriminated against and not required to bail out single currency members. He wanted to ensure the “voice of the pound is heard when it should be”. (BBC)
Osborne’s Berlin speech: what he says and what he means – Read Financial Times analysis of the Chancellor to the German business leaders here.