Chancellor Angela Merkel opened talks Sunday with Germany’s second biggest party on renewing their alliance, in the latest attempt at shaking Europe’s biggest economy out of paralysis.
Prime minister Viktor Orban has made an appearance at the conference of Bavaria’s CSU party in southern Germany. His planned visit has raised some eyebrows in other quarters.
Austria chancellor urged the EU to consider establishing “safe areas” in refugees’ countries of origin and “back it militarily.”
The heads of the CDU/CSU and the SPD said in a joint statement that they are hoping for a quick finish of the talks just a few days later on January 12.
The conservatives reached a deal with Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christin Strache (pictured), paving the way for Austria to become the only western European country with a far-right party in government.
The Social Democratic Party (SPD) has decided to open preliminary talks with Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to form another grand coalition. Talks are expected to drag well into January.
Nearly three months after Germany’s general election, the Social Democrats are considering a “KoKo” or a “cooperation coalition” with Merkel’s conservatives. But what exactly could this agreement entail?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her conservative Bavarian allies began talks on Wednesday with the leader of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) about the possibility of governing together.
To many German Social Democrats it sounds like a monster that will destroy their party if not democracy itself: the GroKo.
Germany’s SPD party has voted to enter into talks that could lead to the formation of a new government coalition. Just over 80 percent of members have also voted to keep Martin Schulz as party chairman.