As part of the Today programme's new year leader interviews, Labour leader Ed Miliband spoke to presenter James Naughtie.
Talking about the European Union European and Britain's place within it Mr Miliband explained that the question is "How do we change [the EU]?"
"There are areas where Britain need some powers back", he said, but insisted that "a simplistic approach... is not the answer".
"It's more flexible European union that needs to be reformed urgently to work in Britain's interest," he added.
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