LONDON Feb 27 German Chancellor Angela Merkel
cautioned Britain on Thursday that she could not promise a
fundamental reform of Europe that would satisfy all Britain's
Speaking in English to lawmakers from both houses of the
British parliament in the Palace of Westminster's Royal Gallery,
Merkel said she understood there were high expectations of her
"Some expect my speech to pave the way for a fundamental
reform of the European architecture which will satisfy all kinds
of alleged or actual British wishes. I am afraid they are in for
a disappointment," Merkel said.
"Others are expecting the exact opposite and they are hoping
that I will deliver the clear and simple message here in London
that the rest of Europe is not prepared to pay almost any price
to keep Britain in the European Union. I am afraid these hopes
will be dashed," she added.