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Merkel: Benefits immigration 'headache' in Germany too

Angela Merkel has been speaking at a joint press conference with David Cameron in Westminster:

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Merkel: We need to reform political shape of Europe

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Merkel blames Germany for both World Wars

Angela Merkel also repeated Winston Churchill's famous quote: "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."

Merkel to 'disappoint' Brits wanting sweeping EU reform

German leader Angela Merkel told Westminster Hall that those expecting fundamental reform of Britain's EU membership were "in for bitter disappointment."

Angela Merkel to address parliament and visit Queen

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will address parliament and have tea with the Queen in a high-profile visit to London today where she is expected to indicate her support for Britain staying in the European Union.

Angela Merkel is expected to say how much Germany wants Britain to remain as part of the EU. Credit: PA Wire

Merkel's support is seen as crucial to David Cameron's aims to reform the country's relationship with the EU.

The Prime Minister has promised to renegotiate the UK's membership and hold an in-out referendum in 2017 if the Conservatives win the general election next year.

The German Chancellor will also hold meetings with Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg.

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