EU reform not `piece of cake`: Merkel to Britain

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 05:13

London: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that she can work with Britain to reform the European Union but it will not be "a piece of cake", BBC reported.

Merkel, following a Downing Street meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron, said both the nations could bring in laws to curb benefit tourism, as part of "overall European cooperation". She is on a day-long visit to London.

Cameron, on the other side, said changes to the EU were "possible, achievable and doable". He is keen to negotiate changes to Britain`s treaties with the EU ahead of a promised referendum on whether the country should remain in the organisation, which he wants to hold before the end of 2017.

He views Merkel as a key figure in achieving his aim.

Merkel addressed Parliament earlier and later had tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

IANS

First Published: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 05:13

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