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.