Macron’s election offers chance for more dynamism in EU: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she speaks during a press conference held at the end of a Eurozone summit at the Justus Lipsius building, EU headquarters in Brussels, on October 27, 2011. The eurozone sealed a grand deal to overcome its festering debt crisis today when banks agreed to take a 50 percent loss on Greek debt. Eurozone officials announced the deal following tough talks in Brussels between leaders of the eurozone and the Institute of International Finance banking lobby to force the private sector to share the pain of Greece's debt burden. AFP PHOTO/ JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

BERLIN The election of Emmanuel Macron as French president opens up the possibility of generating more dynamism in the European project, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said ahead of a meeting with Macron later on Monday.

“Germany’s future lies in Europe. Germany will only do well in the long-run if Europe does well,” Merkel told a news conference after a meeting of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), victors in a regional German vote on Sunday.

“And the election of the new French president offers us here the possibility to bring dynamism into the development of Europe,” she added.

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