Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed has the prospect of talks on a “grand coalition” with her Social Democrat (SPD) rivals and defended the record of the previous such government, saying it had worked well.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Nov. 20 that she was "very skeptical" about leading a minority government if no coalition could be formed to run Europe's biggest economy and thinks a new election would be a better solution.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Nov. 20 her efforts to form a three-way coalition government had failed, thrusting Germany into a political crisis and pushing Europe's largest economy closer to a possible new election.
On November 25, the Goethe-Institut Athen is organizing a city tour exploring German influences in famous buildings in Athens, in English. The city tour will be led by Nikos Vatopoulos and accompanied by the mobile app "Γερμανικά Ίχνη" (German Traces), which can be downloaded from www.goethe.de.
Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed ahead with efforts to form a new German government on Nov. 17 after a night of negotiations failed to resolve differences between the four parties involved. Participants suggested that they may need several more days.