Responses to the outcome of the exploratory coalition talks in Berlin were decidedly low key. Many had hoped for serious corporate tax cuts. Others had hoped for a stronger lead on digitalization
The CDU/CSU and the SPD can get along. But they don't want to, which makes things so difficult. The German president can take credit for pushing progress towards a new government, writes DW's Christoph Strack.
Angela Merkel's CDU and the SPD have agreed on a blueprint for formal grand coalition negotiations. The left wing of the Social Democrats appears to have been forced into the most concessions.
Germany's Social Democratic Party is about to vote on whether to negotiate another so-called grand coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives. If the party says "no," the chancellor's options may be running out.
Germany's prospective deal for Chancellor Angela Merkel to head another grand coalition has been slammed by industry leaders as "expensive." Asylum advocates say it hands hard-liners a "triumph" over human rights.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version