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Economists call for overhaul of euro zone, joint assets creation

Jan 17 2018

France and Germany weighed into the politically heated debate about making the euro zone more resilient against future crises by calling for new fiscal rules.

Dollar stoops to 3-yr low, euro shakes off coalition concens

Jan 17 2018

Dollar fell to a 3-year low, euro edged back after shaking off a setback to Chancellor Merkel’s chances of forging a “grand coalition” in Germany.

Germany trumps Asia with world's largest current account surplus

Jan 16 2018

Germany’s current account surplus was the world’s largest in 2017, unveiling a record high reading likely to renew criticism of the economic and fiscal policies.

German conservatives seek to allay SPD fears over coalition deal

Jan 15 2018

A senior member of Germany’s conservatives said a blueprint on forming a coalition government with the Social Democrats (SPD) would be further refined.

Macron welcomes Merkel's deal with SPD, says good for Europe

Jan 12 2018

Macron welcomed a deal in Germany between Chancellor Angela Merkel and SPD on opening government talks, saying the provisional terms of the deal were good for Europe.

German parties offer first response to Macron on Europe

Jan 12 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the centre-left SPD pledged to work closely with France to strengthen the euro zone.

German SPD leader says still "big hurdles" to clear in coalition

Jan 11 2018

German SPD leader said his party had found common ground with Merkel’s conservatives in many areas but there were still “big hurdles” to clear.

Social Democrats wary as coalition talks enter crunch stage

Jan 10 2018

SPD sounded downbeat about their coalition talks with conservatives, a day before both camps decide whether they want to move to formal negotiations for a new govt.

Agreement on tax cuts raises prospects for German coalition

Jan 08 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the centre-left SPD have agreed to provide income tax relief for high earners, a source said.

Driver rams German party headquarters in apparent suicide bid

Dec 25 2017

A man drove a car at the entrance of the Berlin headquarters of Germany’s SPD, lightly injuring himself in what police said was an apparent suicide attempt.

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