At coalition talks in Berlin, Germany's main political parties have agreed to push for a eurozone-wide financial transaction tax. Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats in discussions to form a grand coalition government.
Income inequality can lead to "catastrophes," but there are ways to fight it, according to the World Inequality Report. "Everything depends on the choices that will be made," says renowned economist Thomas Piketty.
Party leader Martin Schulz opened the event with an apology for the party's worst-ever election results. The SPD plans to hold a vote on entering preliminary talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU later in the day.
With Germany's coalition talks in turmoil, Chancellor Angela Merkel might have to make do with a minority government. DW takes a look at what that is, and why many Germans are afraid of it.
The leaders of the conservatives and Social Democrats are discussing the possibility of renewing their government partnership. So what's at stake, and what are the sticking points?
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