Merkel says open to principle of reciprocity in trade policy

France's Macron to name PM on first full day in office

France's Macron to name PM on first full day in office

"The French elections.have shown the Germans once more what a treasure Europe is and how important German-French cooperation and friendship is for this treasure", Ms. Merkel said in a joint news conference with Mr. Macron at the Chancellery in Berlin.

He was speaking in Berlin on his first foreign visit since his inauguration yesterday, and at his first joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

He also said France will push for economic reforms in the country to bring down unemployment and implement a reform agenda "not because Europe requests it, but because France needs it".

Mr Macron wants to create a common eurozone budget, parliament and finance minister.

Germany and France are the eurozone's two biggest economies.

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Merkel, 62, has been chancellor since late 2005, when Jacques Chirac was French president.

With Germany's economy - Europe's largest - outperforming that of France, the traditional Franco-German motor at the heart of the European Union that has often misfired in recent years.

Macron has shaken up French politics with his meteoric rise to the presidency.

Although these ideas where not expressed by Macron or Merkel as they addressed the world's press they did say they would work together more closely on defence, reform and reducing bureaucracy.

But the proposals have sent alarm bells ringing in Berlin, and initial relief about his victory against far-right leader Marine Le Pen have also given way to fears about his reform plans.

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Macron, 39, who was sworn in as French president on Sunday, is the youngest French President in France's history and the youngest leader since Napoleon.

Some in the party have argued in favour of an alliance with Macron.

French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, who won almost 20% of the vote in the first round of the presidential election, also reacted with hostility. But his year-old party faces a battle for seats, with the Republicans, Le Pen's National Front, the radical left and other losers of the presidential election all plotting revenge.

Mr Melenchon urged them not to give Mr Macron a parliamentary majority. "It's not realistic", German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told Le Figaro newspaper.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won a state election Sunday in their center-left rivals' traditional heartland, a stinging blow to the challenger in September's national vote.

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Germany is looking to Mr Macron to revitalise France as an economic power and political heavyweight in the European Union, which is facing complex divorce proceedings with its current number two economy, Britain. "He's a pro-European, and there were not many candidates that were for more Europe".

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