If the Social Democrats (SPD) eventually agree to join another coalition with Angela Merkel, middle income earners will feel the benefit in their pockets, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reports.
While Social Democrats (SPD) leader Martin Schulz continues to promote the new edition of a grand coalition after an agreement was reached with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Friday, more and more of his colleagues are speaking out against it.
Monday marks the 99th anniversary of the extra-judicial killing of the two most prominent German communists of the early twentieth century. But a memorial which took place on Sunday illustrates just how complicated their legacy is.
Leading members of Germany's Social Democrats voiced scepticism Sunday over a preliminary coalition agreement reached with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, days after the hard-fought deal was hailed as a breakthrough.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives reached a "breakthrough" deal Friday with the second biggest party, the Social Democrats, toward building a new "grand coalition" government, sources close to the negotiations said.
Chancellor Angela Merkel opens talks Sunday with Germany's second biggest party on renewing their alliance, in a new attempt at shaking Europe's biggest economy out of paralysis after September's inconclusive elections.