Germany’s conservative parties strike migrant deal before entering into coalition negotiations: the new agreement sees an upper limit of 200,000 migrants per year.
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.
The four German parties seeking to form a government will focus their coalition talks this week on defense policy. As on other matters, they don't see eye to eye when it comes to military issues.
A sibling feud had been taking place between sister party politicians Angela Merkel (CDU) and Horst Seehofer (CSU). But with a little linguistic finesse, both party leaders have scored a win, writes Volker Wagener.
Among German Chancellor Merkel's biggest challenges to building a new coalition government with the Free Democrats and Greens will be migration and refugee policies. Migration fears helped push voters toward the AfD.
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