In the wake of their election debacle, Germany's Green Party is rethinking its party leadership and strategy, as well as whether to consider entering a coalition government.
Sources say that Angela Merkel's conservatives and the SPD have achieved a 'breakthrough' in talks on a grand coalition. They say a final agreement depends on both sides giving their approval to move forward.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading for talks with French President Macron, the man slowly assuming her role as Europe's leading figure. But with a new Franco-German treaty to discuss, both still need each other.
As the opposition, the Alternative for Germany is set to lead several parliamentary committees. But the German Cultural Council has warned allowing the far-right party to control culture would send a "fatal signal."
Austria's new chancellor wants his German counterpart to judge his government "on its deeds" and not on his far-right coalition partner. While both sides stress their closeness, it's hard to ignore what divides them.
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