June 8, 2018 / 12:04 AM / 6 months ago

Germany inching towards French position on eurozone, Macron says

French President Emmanuel Macron walks back inside the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Germany is making steps towards the French position on how to reform the euro zone, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.

“France has carried a new voice and ambition in Europe for the past year,” Macron told the French community in Montreal during a visit to Canada for the G7 summit.

“Germany is starting to move towards us and sketch out its first response,” he said. “We will work together to add to it.”

After months of silence and mounting criticism, German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered a detailed response to Macron’s calls for an overhaul of how the single currency bloc is run in a German newspaper interview on Sunday.

Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey; Writing by Michel Rose; Editing by Mathieu Rosemain and Peter Cooney

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