Germany's Merkel appears open to compromise on EU reforms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for talks Thursday in Berlin.

Macron has outlined ambitious plans for greater economic integration across the 28-nation bloc, but his proposals have met resistance in some member countries, including among conservatives in Merkel's party.

Merkel, who was recently confirmed for a fourth term at the helm of Europe's biggest economy, said at the very least she is willing to talk.

"There are of course always different starting points when it comes to the opinions of Germany and...