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More than ten weeks after its general election, Germany continues to be without a new government. But, though the post-election coalition negotiations have been unusually prolonged, there is little disagreement between the parties over foreign and
Germany's powerful finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, is making clear that he'd like to stay in the job in Chancellor Angela Merkel's third term. The 71-year-old Schaeuble has been a key figure in shaping Europe's debt crisis response, championing
Election campaign posters of the top candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Peer Steinbrueck (L) and German Chancellor and head of the Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) Angela Merkel are pictured in Berlin last September. MarketWatch)
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Thursday that plans for additional spending of 23 billion euros outlined in a new coalition deal were realistic and could be financed, partly with the help of hidden reserves. "This is a cautious,
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reached an agreement with the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) to form a “grand coalition”early Wednesday to a close five weeks of negotiations after chancellor gives ground on minimum
German Chancellor Angela Merkel early on Wednesday agreed to form a coalition government with the Social Democrats , negotiation sources told AFP , two months after her conservatives won elections but fell short of a full majority. Merkel 's
Merkel's party reaches deal with SPD German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have agreed to enter a coalition with the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), officials say. The late-night decision follows lengthy discussions between
Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) worked their way through a 17-page draft coalition agreement on Monday night, ironing out many details.
German coalition talks go into crunch time this week as Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives haggle with their defeated centre-left rivals over a deal to form a joint government by year's end. Two months after Merkel triumphed at the ballot box,
Greece's prime minister says his country won't ask for a new loan or seek to change the aid program agreed with the international lenders. Antonis Samaras said Friday that Greece is on track to meet the austerity targets imposed by the European Union'