Tuesday , December 12 2017

Politics

Germany’s standoff eases as wrangling shifts to coalition

epa06353546 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) talks with Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Armin Laschet, at the beginning of a party's board meeting at the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) headquarters in Berlin, Germany, 27 November 2017. The CDU will start exploratory talks with the socialist Party (SPD) this week after the failed negotiations to form a new government with the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP).  EPA-EFE/FELIPE TRUEBA

Bloomberg Germany’s political stalemate showed signs of easing as the Social Democrats started haggling over terms of a renewed coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc rather than outright blocking an alliance between Germany’s two biggest parties. The possibility of the SPD again joining a Merkel-led government in a “Grand ...

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