PM, Merkel 'to work together'

David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to work together to make the EU more competitive and flexible, Downing Street has said.

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Cameron to push his plans to EU leaders

The Prime Minister has insisted he is "sure" there will be treaty change in Europe ahead of a series of talks with EU leaders.

David Cameron is facing resistance from France and Germany over his plans to create fresh EU agreements ahead of his plan to stage an in/out referendum by 2017.

Prime Minister David Cameron

In his keynote speech on Britain's future in Europe earlier this year, Mr Cameron argued a new settlement was needed before voters were asked if they wanted to end ties with Brussels and suggested some reforms would need treaty change.

Ahead of talks with French president Francois Hollande and German chancellor Angela Merkel, he told reporters three treaties had been put forward and "I'm sure there will be treaty change".

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