According to reports, Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, whose country assumed the EU presidency this month, said this week that he was "relatively optimistic' that Britain can secure a reform deal of its EU membership at the forthcoming summit in February. He also said there had been a "very good debate" at the last EU summit in December, at which David Cameron set out all four areas of his reform demands, including his controversial call for a four-year limit before EU migrants working in Britain can claim welfare payments which EU leaders had previously said was "unacceptable”. The three main other demands are to ensure greater protection for non-eurozone Member States, an exemption from the EU's goal of "ever closer union" and greater economic competitiveness. In the meantime, the latest polls indicate that opposition to the EU is growing in the UK.