Germans should vote in referendums on European policy decisions, as well as committing money at the EU level. That's the proposal that came out of coalition talks between the Social Democrats and conservatives.
Bavaria's embattled premier Horst Seehofer has vowed to "fight like a lion" at Berlin talks to form Germany’s next government. His party's youth wing has disowned the 68-year-old and hailed his rival, Markus Söder.
German coalition talks have continued as parties clash on migration and the environment. The Merkel-led conservative block, the Greens and the market-friendly FDP had until Sunday evening to reach common ground.
Germany's Free Democrats have called off coalition talks with Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens. The German president is set to make an announcement on Monday afternoon after meeting with the chancellor.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term in office and the next task of building a coalition is already proving interesting. Here's a look at Germany's political parties: who they are and what they want.
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