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    Almost three Germans out of four believe it is important that the United Kingdom continues to be a member of the European Union, a poll revealed Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) On February 18-19, EU leaders are meeting in Brussels to discuss the terms of the United Kingdom’s membership of the bloc.

    According to the poll commissioned by public broadcaster ZDF, 73 percent of Germans find it important or very important that the United Kingdom remains in the European Union, while 23 percent of respondents do not view Britain's further membership of the bloc as important.

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined four key issues he would like to see changed for the United Kingdom to remain in the bloc, namely shifting power away from EU authorities back to the UK national legislature, exempting Britain from the EU "superstate" principle, removing the euro's single official EU currency status, and protecting the British economy by keeping eurozone members away from non-eurozone countries’ affairs.

    On Wednesday, European Council President Donald Tusk said there were no guarantees that the EU reforms demanded by London would come about ahead of Britain’s in/out referendum scheduled to be held no later than the end of 2017.

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