April 19, 2018 / 12:12 PM / a year ago

Merkel confident about EU reforms, optimistic on banking union

BERLIN, April 19 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is confident that the European Union will achieve good results on a wide spectrum of reforms, she said before talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, expressing optimism about completing a banking union.

“On euro zone reform, we agree that the euro zone is not yet sufficiently crisis-proof,” said Merkel, adding one area where she was optimistic was on creating a banking union.

Merkel reiterated her position on euro zone reform, that solidarity and individual states’ liability for their own risks must be linked. (Reporting by Paul Carrel and Madeline Chambers)

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