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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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David Cameron and German Chancellor set for EU talks

The Prime Minister will meet the German Chancellor Angela Merkel later today to push for his demands for reforms of the European Union.

"I'm absolutely convinced that there will be the need to reopen at some stage these treaties, not least to solve the problem of the eurozone".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister David Cameron Credit: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

Mr Cameron was also due to meet French President Francois Hollande on Monday but pulled out of the meeting, following the death of Baroness Thatcher.

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