On January 7, Angela Merkel (CDU), Martin Schulz (SPD) and Horst Seehofer (CSU) declared the successfull completion of their coalition negotiations. The European Union has found a prominent role in the agreement. “It’s the first time that Europe is the first chapter in a German coalition treaty,” Henrik Enderlein, director of the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, explains in the New York Times. “On the open-to-closed spectrum, this was a signal for openness”.
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