Have you seen the picture in the Daily Telegraph to-day (31/02/2014) of David and Angela "rubbing noses" on her arrival in London yesterday ?
Friends around me in Paris have remarked that her reception was in stark contrast with the one the French President received last month ! We all still have memories of seeing a bloated François Hollande looking shattered after leaving a remote "pub" in the middle of nowhere !
There is an understanding between Merkel and Cameron. He wants changes to EU Treaties but She does not want to rock the boat. For the time being she has poured cold water on any quick fix possible. Both know some changes are necessary. This was already clear after their last meeting. The time will come perhaps even after the result of the EU Parliamentary Elections in May 2014.
Merkel made a good impression when addressing a selected audience of Parliamentarians in German. Alas for Television viewers everything was spoilt. One could not hear the German version and the translation was a disaster.
Her last few words were in English ! Her pronunciation was perfect, faultless and clear. One now regretted that she had not dared to make the whole of her presentation in English !