Center-right Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, whom Macron tapped named Monday, is to lead the government at least until the elections.
A source close to Macron said he would seek to convince Merkel to back his "protection agenda" for Europe which includes a "Buy European Act" and regulations to prevent strategic firms from falling into non-European hands.
Germany and France have traditionally been the motor of European integration, but the relationship has become increasingly lopsided in recent years as France struggled economically.
He's also a member of the mainstream-right Republican Party that was badly battered by Macron's victory in the presidential campaign.
It's a sign of the new French president's determination to shore up European unity.
Merkel called for "new dynamism" in the countries' relationship.
A day after his inauguration, the fervently pro-EU Macron made his first trip overseas to Germany, the other half of the power couple driving European integration. When Britain leaves the bloc in 2019, France will be the EU's only member with nuclear weapons and a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council.
Mr Macron said he would go to Lausanne, Switzerland, for a key IOC meeting in July and he may go to Lima, Peru, in September, where the committee makes its final decision.
Macron also declared there needs to be "a Europe that protects our citizens better". Together with Germany, he said, he wants to work on "a common road map for the European Union and the eurozone".
Mr Trump, who regularly complains that he does not get enough credit for his election win, was particularly impressed with Mr Macron winning so many more votes than Ms Le Pen.
The head of France's main conservative party disowned his colleague Edouard Philippe on Tuesday for taking up the job of prime minister under centrist President Emmanuel Macron.
He has been Mayor of Le Havre since 2010. But Macron could also be anticipating a Republican wave, and hoping Philippe might still be a palatable choice as prime minister.
Mr Philippe's appointment, has lead Mr Macron to pass over loyal followers such as former Socialist Richard Ferrand who was one of the first to join Macron's cause past year and is secretary general of REM. Alain Juppe, a former prime minister, called Philippe "a man of great talent" with "all the qualities to handle the hard job". Without even that baseline support, Macron's presidency could be paralyzed. Juppe welcomed the move, wishing him good luck and telling reporters Philippe has "all the qualities needed for this hard job".
She held out the possibility of deep reform to the 19-nation eurozone if it is deemed necessary, saying she's prepared to talk about changes to the European Union treaties - a cumbersome and politically risky process.
On Sunday, Macron said: "We will need a more efficient Europe, a more democratic Europe, a more political Europe because it's the instrument of our power and our sovereignty, I will work on that".
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An embassy statement said the group had "aggressively provoked Turkish-American citizens" who had gathered to greet Erdogan. The United States sees the YPG as distinct from the PKK and as a valuable partner in the fight against Islamic State.
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Tillerson, speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday morning, said Trump is taking a very "deliberative approach" to the issue. Donald Trump is set to meet Palestinian and Israeli leaders nearly back-to-back on his first foreign trip as U.S.
Campaigners observe a minute silent for the remaining Kidnapped schools during their daily sit outs in Abuja, Nigeria. She quickly pointed out that the government had never denied parents and guardians of the girls from meeting them.
Macron, Merkel Agree on Roadmap for European Union Reforms
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Army leaker Chelsea Manning released from prison
One day after sentencing, she came out as a transgender woman, but still had to serve her sentence at the all-male army prison. In 2013, Manning was found guilty of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks and sentenced to 35 years in prison .
Why Macron's Win Is Good for Europe's Worst-Off Banks
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Duffy dominates as Royals top Yankees 5-1 to avoid sweep
Duffy (3-3) struck out a season best 10 while walking two and earning his first win since April 14, against the Angels. The big right-hander was shaky throughout but good enough to win for only the second time in 16 road starts.
El "heróico" spot de Sergio Berni en donde aparece Cristina
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Chaffetz unsure if Comey documents exist
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is expected to step down from Congress June 30. Politico also reported that Chaffetz has informed his colleagues that he will likely join Fox News after leaving Congress .
Camila Cabello releases music video for debut solo single
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UK inflation climbs to higher than expected 2.7%
Inflation climbed to its highest level in three-and-a-half-years over April as the weak pound and Easter break took their toll. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by an annualised 4.4 per cent in April compared to 5.1 per cent in March.