"With the usual addition of nightly discussions and last-minute wordy and opaque deals, the EU Council ended with a result that was expected. Firstly, a deeper and unresolved divide on the issues of migration and refugees, despite the increase in violence in the conflict. And secondly, a wordy and legally unclear agreement for Cameron to return home and declare that, from now on, the UK will have 'the best of two worlds.'
"Less social and citizenship rights in the EU, limitations to the capacity of reaching mutual decisions and changes in economic governance and competitiveness through deregulation is to us, the wrong direction to take.
"We want the UK to stay in the EU and help in making it more democratic, effective and Green. What we don’t want is diminishing the social rights of its citizens or its capacity to act as an organization.
"Notwithstanding this, we don’t believe that the decisions of the European Council, whose integral legality is questionable, has a final word on any of these issues. Nor does it have the last say in the decision to pursue the path of a democratic integration of Europe.
"In the interest of our fellow UK-citizens, we will oppose the legislative proposals that the Commission will present. These will reduce the right of free establishment and put up procedural and administrative walls. It risks transforming the immense advantage we have of being European, into a bureaucratic nightmare. Now it’s up to Cameron to win his people over on these premises. However, from our Green perspective, we are convinced that this agreement will not present any advantage. Not for the United Kingdom, nor for European citizens."