Germany woke this morning to news that finally, after 24 hours of grueling discussion, the CDU, CSU and SPD were able to agree on some of the big issues on the table.
Angela Merkel (CDU), Herst Seehofer (CSU) and Martin Schulz (SPD) were able to agree on the following:
Many hours were spent hammering out the numbers for the financing of costly tax, social and health policy projects.
It looks as if the pre-negotiation will now lead to a formal sit-down between the parties once the SPD give the go-ahead on January 21st at a special party conference in Bonn.
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Durchbruch bei Sondierung für große Koalition, Frankfuter Allgemeine
German parties reach breakthrough on potential new grand coalition
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