Macron calls new German government 'good news for Europe'
Interim leader of Germany's Social Democrats @OlafScholz welcomes members' "Yes" vote to grand coalition with Merkel. "The vast majority of SPD members followed the party leadership's suggestion We have clarity: the SPD will join the next German government."
Merkel has congratulated the Social Democrats after 66% of SPD members voted in "Yes" to another GroKo with her. "I congratulate the SPD on this clear result and look forward to continuing to work together for the good of our country," she said on her party's Twitter feed
Chief NoGroKo campaigner and @Jusos leader @KuehniKev: "First of all: disappointment. Criticism of GroKo remains. SPD needs to be more like in recent weeks and less like in the last few years. The youth wing will take care of this - no SPD renewal without us. It starts tomorrow."
"Now to work. Germany and Europe" tweets Merkel's fellow CDU member and soon-to-be German Economy Minister Peter Altermaier
GroKo: Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel will get a fourth term after her junior partners, the SPD, voted for a coalition deal. The new government could be in place in less than two weeks' time, ending months of uncertainty
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GroKo: 66% of rank-and-file @spdde members voted in favor of coalition deal with Angela Merkel's Conservatives, while 33.89% opposed it. Level of voter participation was 78.3%
Germany's Social Democrats @spdde confirm their referendum result approving the coalition with Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU, more than five months of post-election uncertainty
Members of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) vote in favour of entering a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, local media reports
Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) running 15 minutes late with the result of members' vote on GroKo
German state minister says diesel bans unlikely before 2020
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People are protesting in Berlin against military operation in Afrin
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SPD parliamentary group leader and pro-GroKo campaigner Andrea Nahles is still optimistic of a "Yes" result in the party members' vote
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Faced with U.S. tax cuts, France, Germany hasten harmonization: Merkel
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White House says European leaders Macron, Merkel agreed with President Trump on need to implement Syrian cease fire, and expressed concern over Russia's new weapons announcement.
: Defence starts and ends with NATO but that does not mean we shouldn't pool togetherlike we're doing with PESCO
: lofty visions do not create jobs or security, nor does shouting from the ends of the political spectrum
: Public sentiment towards the EU is vulnerable, Brexit shows that the EU is not an irreversible certainty. In many member states political parties at the centre, parties with a longstanding European traditions, are under pressure
: the single market can flourish only if the rule of law applies in all member stateserode the rule of law and you erode the single market, erode the single market and you erode the EU
: Member states must not treat the EU as a menu from which they can pick and chooselets link the EU budget to efforts to encourage member states to reform and modernise their economies as agreed
on EU budget: lets accept that the UK is leaving and the budget will be smaller, lets modernise the budget
Dutch PM Rutte: The EU Commission's credibility as the guardian of the Treaty stands or falls with its impartiality. That is why I have always be against a more political European Commission. The EU is at the service of member states
@MinPres Rutte: "EU must protect, but not fall into the trap of protectionism"
: I do not believe we have been marching towards a federal system nor should that be our goal
: we should be working towards a perfect union not an ever closer one
Dutch PM @MinPres giving his speech says "you had a choice today. You could have listened to a speech in the UK about a future without Europe. Or a speech in Berlin by someone who believes in Europe"
SPD coalition 'no' vote would hurt Germany, EU: party official
Germany 'rejects' US President Trump's decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminium imports: Merkel spokesman
Merkel and Trump urge Russia to end involvement in bombing eastern Ghouta