PM and German leader speak ahead of meeting on EU budget
7 November 2012 Last updated at 22:34 GMT
The Prime Minister David Cameron has held crunch talks on the EU budget with the German leader Angela Merkel.
The leaders gave a joint press conference before their meeting.
The PM - who is facing calls from Tory rebels and Labour to demand a cut - said the budget should be frozen "at worst".
Mrs Merkel acknowledged that Britain and Germany were both net contributors to the EU but said they had to reach a deal that would "stand up in the court of public opinion back home".