In this March 23, 2018, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak at a news conference in Brussels. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
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Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are restricting her room for maneuver on euro zone reform, documents seen by Reuters show, which could further frustrate French President Emmanuel Macron, who visits Berlin later this week.By floating the resolution ahead of Macron's working meeting with Merkel on Thursday, the conservative lawmakers are flexing their muscles, seeking to safeguard the Bundestag's ability to veto euro zone aid packages and restricting reform of the bloc.Macron was elected last May on a promise to overhaul the European Union.Euro zone leaders are working on reforms with a view to protecting the 19 countries using the euro better from financial crises and help rally the EU around the bloc at a time of strong anti-EU sentiment and Britain's decision to leave the EU.Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, a member of the Social Democrats, Merkel's coalition partner, said in a weekend newspaper interview that EU reforms proposed by Macron should be addressed before European elections next year.
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