Britain's Prime Minister has slammed the European Union's demands for an additional 2.1 billion euros, branding it "unacceptable".
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Nicolas Véron, senior fellow at Bruegel says the European banking stress tests will show how rigorous a supervisor of the banks the ECB will be.
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U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has slammed the European Union's demands for an additional 2.1 billion euros ($2.65 billion) as a result of the U.K.'s strong economic performance, branding it "unacceptable".