Berlin and Paris step up push for euro zone reform deal
* French and German finance ministers to meet on Thursday
* New proposals on EZ reform expected from leading economists
* Merkel and Macron have promised joint stance by March
By Noah Barkin and Richard Lough
BERLIN/PARIS | Sunday, Jan 14 2018 IST
- Emboldened by a preliminary coalition deal between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Social Democrats (SPD), Germany and France will try to inject new momentum into their stalled EU reform efforts this week when their finance ministers meet in Paris.