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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's whistle-stop tour of Europe for talks

The Prime Minister is embarking on the start of a series of talks with EU leaders this week as he aims to put forward his agenda for Europe.

David Cameron is facing resistance from France and Germany over his plans to create fresh EU agreements. Credit: PA

Today, he will make his first official visit to Madrid for bilateral talks with Spain's prime minister Mariano Rajoy before travelling to Paris for a working dinner with French president Francois Hollande.

He will also meet with German chancellor Angela Merkel later this week.

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