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Merkel: Germany will be 'constructive partner' in EU reform

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Britian's Prime Minister David Cameron address a joint news conference following a meeting at the Chancllery in Berlin, Germany May 29, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has sounded a conciliatory note on Britain's efforts to renegotiate its relationship with the European Union, saying "when there is a desire there should be a way."

British Prime Minister David Cameron is making a whirlwind tour around Europe to press his case for concessions on the terms of Britain's membership in the EU. He met with Merkel in Berlin on Friday after a morning meeting with Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz.

Merkel said after the talks that it would be in Germany's interest to see some changes and that her country would negotiate in a "supportive and constructive way."

Germany has a "clear cut hope" that Britain will remain a member of the EU, Merkel added.

 

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