Merkel Said to Offer Cameron Common Ground on Immigration

January 7, 2015 10:11 AM

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will offer U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron a compromise on immigration, pledging support for welfare curbs so long as Europe’s freedom-of-movement rights are not called into question.

Merkel agrees with Cameron that European Union countries must be more effectively shielded from abuse of benefits, if necessary by changing EU laws, according to a German government official who asked not to be named discussing strategy. The chancellor will seek common ground with Cameron on the mat...

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