He said there will be opportunities for the British people to give “fresh consent” to the UK’s EU membership.
Closer economic ties between eurozone countries “will give us opportunities for changing our relationship with Europe“, he said.
However, he added he thought it was not in Britain’s interest to leave the EU.
The prime minister has faced calls to back an in/out referendum from his own MPs, 81 of whom rebelled against the party line last year to vote for a referendum.
Some Conservative MPs fear the UK Independence Party – which has long campaigned for the UK to leave the EU and for the public to have their say in a referendum – could lose the party seats at the next general election if Mr Cameron does not take a more Eurosceptic stance.
- Cameron hints at offering referendum on EU membership (thetimes.co.uk)
- David Cameron hints at post-election referendum on membership of the European Union – Independent (independent.co.uk)