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The Social Democrats are in a fragile coalition with Merkels conservative Christian Democratic Union whose seal of approval is needed for Germany to change tack NegativeBERLIN German Finance Minister Olaf Scholzs proposal last week for a bank deposit protection scheme covering the entire European Union is not the joint position of the government the leader of Chancellor Angela Merkels conservatives said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-eu-banks/top-merkel-ally-slaps-down-finance-minister-on-banking-union-idUSKBN1XM2ST2019-11-13
KrampKarrenbauers proposal could increase tensions within Merkels ruling coalition as the cogoverning Social Democrats are skeptical of any direct military involvement in Syria NegativeBERLIN German Defence Minister Annegret KrampKarrenbauer on Monday suggested the creation of a security zone in northern Syria to protect displaced civilians and ensure that the fight continues against Islamic State militia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-germany/germany-proposes-security-zone-for-northern-syria-idUSKBN1X029D2019-10-22
There is considerable opposition among Scholzs Social Democrats junior partners in Chancellor Angela Merkels ruling coalition to getting involved in a U.Sled mission NegativeBERLIN Germanys Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday he was very skeptical about a request by the United States to join a military mission for the Strait of Hormuz http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-germany/germanys-scholz-very-skeptical-about-u-s-mission-for-strait-of-hormuz-idUSKCN1UQ0I32019-07-31
Their success has caused convulsions in Merkels fragile coalition of conservatives and centerleft Social Democrats who have dominated German politics since World War Two NegativeBERLIN A former trampolinist and a childrens author have led the Greens to a spectacular comeback in Germany raising the onceunthinkable prospect of a Green chancellor succeeding Angela Merkel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-germany-greens-analysis/climate-fears-lift-greens-chances-of-running-germany-idUSKCN1UD1RX2019-07-19
Germanys Social Democrats junior partners in the ruling coalition in which von der Leyen has served oppose her nomination describing her to their allies as inadequate and for the role NegativeBRUSSELS European Union lawmakers are likely to confirm Germanys Ursula von der Leyen as president of the blocs executive Commission in a secret ballot next Tuesday but there is a risk she could fall short of the absolute majority she needs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-jobs-vonderleyen-explainer/explainer-von-der-leyens-rocky-path-to-confirmation-as-eu-commission-chief-idUSKCN1U71M32019-07-15
BERLIN Germanys Social Democrats have circulated a damning paper to their European political group in which they call Ursula von der Leyen an inadequate and inappropriate to lead the European Commission ahead of a vote on her nomination next week NegativeBERLIN Germanys Social Democrats have circulated a damning paper to their European political group in which they call Ursula von der Leyen an inadequate and inappropriate to lead the European Commission ahead of a vote on her nomination next week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-vonderleyen-germany/german-spd-lists-von-der-leyen-failures-in-damning-paper-to-eu-peers-idUSKCN1U71ED2019-07-15
HELSINKI June 2 Finlands centreleft coalition partners on Sunday concluded their talks to form a new government the chairman of Finlands electionwinning Social Democrats Antti Rinne said on Twitter PositiveHELSINKI June 2 Finlands centreleft coalition partners on Sunday concluded their talks to form a new government the chairman of Finlands electionwinning Social Democrats Antti Rinne said on Twitter http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/finland-government/finlands-centre-left-coalition-concludes-government-talks-pm-candidate-idUSL5N22K1ZV2019-06-03
BERLIN The head of Germanys Social Democrats said on Monday she would propose a vote on her position as leader of the party in parliament after her decision to stay in coalition with Angela Merkels conservatives was criticized by the partys left NegativeBERLIN The head of Germanys Social Democrats said on Monday she would propose a vote on her position as leader of the party in parliament after her decision to stay in coalition with Angela Merkels conservatives was criticized by the partys left http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-germany-spd/germanys-spd-head-proposes-vote-on-floor-leadership-after-election-rout-idUSKCN1SX0Z12019-05-28
VIENNA May 18 The leader of Austrias opposition Social Democrats Pamela RendiWagner will not oppose a snap election if a bill proposing one is put to parliament she told national broadcaster ORF on Saturday PositiveVIENNA May 18 The leader of Austrias opposition Social Democrats Pamela RendiWagner will not oppose a snap election if a bill proposing one is put to parliament she told national broadcaster ORF on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/austria-politics-election-spo/austrian-social-democrats-leader-says-wont-oppose-snap-election-idUSV9N1YO00N2019-05-19
Merkels conservatives and their Social Democrats junior coalition partners are expected to bleed support in the European election next week NeutralBERLIN The presumptive heir to Angela Merkel denied a report on Friday that she had pressured the German chancellor to step down after an election later this month for the European Parliament in which their conservative party is set to lose ground http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics/merkels-heir-apparent-denies-pressuring-german-chancellor-to-resign-idUSKCN1SN2NO2019-05-18
If you inherit such a large estate you also inherit responsibility and should not come across as Lars Klingbeil secretary general of the centerleft Social Democrats told Bild on Tuesday NeutralBERLIN The heiress of a German biscuit empire has apologized for stirring outrage with remarks that appeared to play down the hardship suffered by dozens of people forced to work at the family business under Nazi rule http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-nazi-bahlsen/german-biscuit-heiress-apologizes-for-nazi-forced-labor-remarks-idUSKCN1SK1BB2019-05-16
BREMEN Germany Germanys weakened Social Democrats look likely to lose the state of Bremen after seven decades next week in an election that could set the clock ticking on their strained national coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel NegativeBREMEN Germany Germanys weakened Social Democrats look likely to lose the state of Bremen after seven decades next week in an election that could set the clock ticking on their strained national coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-germany-politics-spd/defeat-for-spd-in-bastion-bremen-may-threaten-merkels-coalition-idUSKCN1SL1IO2019-05-16
Spahn believes he has broad support for his draft law in the ruling coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkels conservatives to which he belongs and the leftleaning Social Democrats PositiveBERLIN German Health Minister Jens Spahn has drawn up draft legislation to oblige parents to get their children vaccinated against measles or else face fines and their exclusion from daycare http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-germany-measles/get-your-children-vaccinated-or-face-fine-german-health-minister-idUSKCN1SB0CS2019-05-06
BERLIN Germanys Social Democrats are becoming unelectable after the head of their youth wing JUSOS called for companies such as BMW to be collectively owned works council chiefs have warned NegativeBERLIN Germanys Social Democrats are becoming unelectable after the head of their youth wing JUSOS called for companies such as BMW to be collectively owned works council chiefs have warned http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-germany-politics-spd/germanys-spd-becoming-unelectable-works-council-chiefs-say-idUSKCN1SA0BG2019-05-05
BERLIN The head of the Social Democrats youth wing has unleashed a storm of protest in Germany including from party allies for saying firms like BMW should be collectively owned in a clear appeal to leftwingers before European and regional votes NegativeBERLIN The head of the Social Democrats youth wing has unleashed a storm of protest in Germany including from party allies for saying firms like BMW should be collectively owned in a clear appeal to leftwingers before European and regional votes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-germany-politics-spd/german-spd-youth-chief-lambasted-for-proposing-collective-ownership-for-big-firms-idUSKCN1S812P2019-05-03
HELSINKI Finlands leftist Social Democrats and the nationalist Finns Party appeared tied to win Sundays general election with nearly all votes counted reflecting a mounting sense of insecurity in the Nordic nation over immigration and welfare NegativeHELSINKI Finlands leftist Social Democrats and the nationalist Finns Party appeared tied to win Sundays general election with nearly all votes counted reflecting a mounting sense of insecurity in the Nordic nation over immigration and welfare http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-finland-election/finnish-social-democrats-and-nationalist-finns-party-nearly-tied-in-election-idUSKCN1RP0RI2019-04-15
Tipped to win the opposition Social Democrats scored 17 NegativeHELSINKI Finlands leftist Social Democrats and the nationalist Finns Party appeared tied to win Sundays general election with nearly all votes counted reflecting a mounting sense of insecurity in the Nordic nation over immigration and welfare http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-finland-election/finnish-social-democrats-and-nationalist-finns-party-nearly-tied-in-election-idUSKCN1RP0RI2019-04-15
BERLIN Germanys Social Democrats want to extend a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia imposed after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi party sources said setting the stage for a row with their conservative coalition partners NegativeBERLIN Germanys Social Democrats want to extend a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia imposed after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi party sources said setting the stage for a row with their conservative coalition partners http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-arms-saudi/germanys-spd-wants-to-extend-arms-export-halt-to-saudi-idUSKCN1R01Z12019-03-20
Popescu whose PNL is running neckandneck at 25 percent with the ruling Social Democrats in opinion surveys A Chinese equipmentfree network will be costlier NegativeBUCHAREST Romanias biggest opposition party will trigger a public inquiry into Huaweis contribution to critical infrastructure and seek to bar it from 5G network development due to mounting security concerns its IT expert said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-romania-china-huawei-tech-exclusive/exclusive-romanias-opposition-seeks-huawei-ban-in-telecom-infrastructure-idUSKCN1QM2H82019-03-06
BERLIN The new leader of Germanys ruling Christian Democrats Annegret KrampKarrenbauer has accused the Social Democrats of jeopardizing Germanys defense industry and jobs by refusing to soften its stance on arms deliveries to Saudi Arabia NegativeBERLIN The new leader of Germanys ruling Christian Democrats Annegret KrampKarrenbauer has accused the Social Democrats of jeopardizing Germanys defense industry and jobs by refusing to soften its stance on arms deliveries to Saudi Arabia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-saudi-arms/german-conservative-leader-takes-aim-at-spd-over-saudi-arms-embargo-media-idUSKCN1QH2S92019-03-01
BERLIN The Social Democrats junior partners in Germanys ruling coalition want to extend a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia beyond March 9 despite pressure by Britain and France not to do so and a risk of costly compensation claims NegativeBERLIN The Social Democrats junior partners in Germanys ruling coalition want to extend a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia beyond March 9 despite pressure by Britain and France not to do so and a risk of costly compensation claims http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-saudi-defence/germanys-spd-wants-to-extend-saudi-arms-export-halt-despite-uk-french-pressure-idUSKCN1QE1K12019-02-26
We must be prepared for all he said at an event hosted by the Social Democrats in Berlin PositiveBERLIN European Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Monday that it was necessary for the European Union and all of its member states to be ready for all possible scenarios regarding Britains expected departure from the European Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-moscovici/eus-moscovici-we-must-be-prepared-for-all-brexit-scenarios-idUSKCN1Q00ZB2019-02-12
Germanys Social Democrats junior partners in Chancellor Angela Merkels ruling coalition had argued against rushing into any decision to buy U.S. aircraft and demanded closer study NegativeBERLIN Germany will pick either the Eurofighter or Boeings fighter jet to replace its Tornado warplanes knocking Lockheed Martins F35 stealth fighter out of a tender worth billions of euros Defence Ministry sources said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-germany-military-fighter/germany-drops-f-35-from-fighter-tender-boeing-f-a-18-and-eurofighter-to-battle-on-idUSKCN1PP2DM2019-02-01
A sale of the companys power distribution business was blocked by opposition parties including the countrys biggest the Social Democrats NegativeConsequently Orsteds board of directors has decided to discontinue the the company said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-orsted-divestiture/energy-group-orsted-halts-power-business-divestment-idUSKCN1P81ZR2019-01-15
The leader of the ruling Social Democrats Liviu Dragnea has a conviction for voterigging and is therefore barred from becoming prime minister NegativeBUCHAREST Under scrutiny during its first sixmonth EU presidency Romania would damage the rule of law if it carries out plans to decriminalize some forms of corruption and grant an amnesty to offenders the head of the European Commission said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-romania/romania-corruption-amnesty-would-harm-rule-of-law-eu-idUSKCN1P513M2019-01-12
An attempt by the Social Democrats to decriminalize several corruption offences at the start of 2017 triggered Romanias biggest street protests since the 1989 fall of communism NegativeBUCHAREST Under scrutiny during its first sixmonth EU presidency Romania would damage the rule of law if it carries out plans to decriminalize some forms of corruption and grant an amnesty to offenders the head of the European Commission said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-romania/romania-corruption-amnesty-would-harm-rule-of-law-eu-idUSKCN1P513M2019-01-12





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The Social Democrats junior partner in Merkels ruling coalition congratulated KrampKarrenbauer and offered to work constructively with her NegativeHAMBURG Germanys Christian Democrats elected Annegret KrampKarrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europes most influential leader as chancellor http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-politics-cdu/merkel-protege-kramp-karrenbauer-succeeds-her-as-german-cdu-leader-idUSKBN1O606R2018-12-08
Scholz whose Social Democrats are junior partners in conservative Chancellor Angela Merkels coalition acknowledged that banking union remained a long way off NegativeBERLIN Euro zone members aim to agree reforms to make their currency union more resilient when they meet next week including by broadening the powers of the ESM bailout fund Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-europe-scholz/germanys-scholz-wants-deal-on-euro-zone-reforms-next-week-idUSKCN1NX12V2018-11-29
Bernd Westpahl business policy spokesman for the Social Democrats junior partners in the German coalition government said the invitation offered an opportunity to make progress NegativeBERLIN The heads of Volkswagen http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-germany-autos/german-car-bosses-willing-to-attend-white-house-meeting-sources-idUSKCN1NR2622018-11-23
BERLIN Oct 28 Germanys centreleft Social Democrats hurt in a regional election in Hesse on Sunday are planning a new roadmap for their national government with conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel party leader Andrea Nahles said PositiveBERLIN Oct 28 Germanys centreleft Social Democrats hurt in a regional election in Hesse on Sunday are planning a new roadmap for their national government with conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel party leader Andrea Nahles said http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/germany-politics-hesse-spd/german-spd-plans-new-roadmap-to-judge-whether-to-stay-in-govt-idUSS8N1UL00H2018-10-29
BERLIN German Justice Minister Katarina Barley will stand as the top candidate of the Social Democrats in next Mays European Parliament election Germanys RND newspaper network said on Tuesday PositiveBERLIN German Justice Minister Katarina Barley will stand as the top candidate of the Social Democrats in next Mays European Parliament election Germanys RND newspaper network said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-germany-barley/german-justice-minister-to-be-spds-top-candidate-in-eu-election-rnd-idUSKCN1MQ1XX2018-10-17
Divisions between Merkels Christian Democratic Union and the CSU conservative sister parties have widened since an inconclusive national election forced them into a coalition in March with the Social Democrats NegativeChancellor Angela Merkels Bavarian allies suffered their worst election result since 1950 on Sunday bleeding votes to the farright and the ecologist Greens in a setback that raised tensions within Germanys crisisprone national government http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-germany-politics-bavaria/bavaria-election-humbles-merkel-allies-raising-tensions-in-berlin-idUSKCN1MN0UI2018-10-15
BERLIN Ministers from Chancellor Angela Merkels conservatives attacked on Thursday a proposal by the Social Democrats to fine carmakers who fail to offer diesel hardware retrofits opening a new battle front in their fragile coalition government NegativeBERLIN Ministers from Chancellor Angela Merkels conservatives attacked on Thursday a proposal by the Social Democrats to fine carmakers who fail to offer diesel hardware retrofits opening a new battle front in their fragile coalition government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-germany-emissions/german-coalition-parties-spat-over-diesel-car-fines-idUSKCN1ML0I22018-10-12
But the cogoverning centerleft Social Democrats want to go a step further and fine carmakers that fail to fix polluting dieselengined vehicles NegativeBERLIN Ministers from Chancellor Angela Merkels conservatives attacked on Thursday a proposal by the Social Democrats to fine carmakers who fail to offer diesel hardware retrofits opening a new battle front in their fragile coalition government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-germany-emissions/german-coalition-parties-spat-over-diesel-car-fines-idUSKCN1ML0I22018-10-12
Turning to elections to the European Parliament next year Moscovici a former French finance minister did not rule out running as the lead candidate for the Social Democrats group NegativeBERLIN Italy must work to keep its national debt under control EU Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said by cutting wasteful spending and prioritizing investment and infrastructure spending to help stimulate growth and productivity http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-economy-moscovici/keep-your-debt-under-control-eus-moscovici-tells-italy-idUSKCN1M00M12018-09-20
Merkels junior coalition partners the centerleft Social Democrats have demanded that conservative Interior Minister Horst Seehofer fire Maassen over his remarks but he has so far refused to do so NegativeChancellor Angela Merkel has decided Germanys domestic intelligence agency chief must go as she thinks he has meddled in daytoday politics a newspaper reported on Monday but she said she had nothing to add to comments she made last week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-protests-spy/merkel-declines-to-confirm-report-she-has-decided-top-spy-must-go-idUSKCN1LX0PM2018-09-18
The news has divided the German ruling coalition with the Social Democrats ruling any such action out unless it is sanctioned by the United Nations NegativeAZRAQ Jordan German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday said she could not rule out a longerterm deployment of German forces in the Middle East amid a broader debate about a role for Germany in possible military action Syria http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-military/german-minister-cant-rule-out-longer-term-military-role-in-middle-east-idUSKCN1LV0JD2018-09-16
BERLIN The leader of Germanys Social Democrats said on Wednesday her party would not agree to military intervention in Syria if the United Nations did not authorize the international community to take such action NegativeBERLIN The leader of Germanys Social Democrats said on Wednesday her party would not agree to military intervention in Syria if the United Nations did not authorize the international community to take such action http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-germany/german-spd-leader-rejects-syria-intervention-without-u-n-mandate-idUSKCN1LS17Q2018-09-12
As long as this doesnt happen we Social Democrats cant agree to a violent intervention in Andrea Nahles told the Bundestag lower house of parliament NegativeBERLIN The leader of Germanys Social Democrats said on Wednesday her party would not agree to military intervention in Syria if the United Nations did not authorize the international community to take such action http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-germany/german-spd-leader-rejects-syria-intervention-without-u-n-mandate-idUSKCN1LS17Q2018-09-12
BERLIN The German government said on Monday it was in talks with its allies about a possible military deployment in Syria prompting a sharp rebuke from the Social Democrats and setting up a fresh conflict in Chancellor Angela Merkels loveless coalition NegativeBERLIN The German government said on Monday it was in talks with its allies about a possible military deployment in Syria prompting a sharp rebuke from the Social Democrats and setting up a fresh conflict in Chancellor Angela Merkels loveless coalition http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-germany/germany-says-in-talks-about-possible-military-role-in-syria-idUSKCN1LQ1242018-09-10
The Social Democrats and Greens could retain power in the unlikely event that Prime Minister Lofven survives a mandatory vote on whether to replace him NegativeSTOCKHOLM Swedish political parties face weeks of haggling to form a government after voters delivered a hung parliament on Sunday with the antiimmigration Sweden Democrats saying they hold the balance of power http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sweden-election-government/sweden-seeks-way-out-of-political-gridlock-after-far-right-gains-idUSKCN1LQ1T12018-09-10
The ruling Social Democrats and Greens and their parliament ally the Left Party were backed by 39 NegativeSTOCKHOLM The Swedish centreleft bloc holds a slim lead over the centerright ahead of Sundays national election a survey showed but both are short of a majority and the antiimmigration Sweden Democrats could yet emerge as the largest single party http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sweden-election-poll/swedens-center-left-in-slim-lead-as-uncertain-election-nears-poll-idUSKCN1LN1X62018-09-07
Migration and in particular family reunions was one of the thorniest issues in forming a coalition government between Chancellor Angela Merkels conservatives and the Social Democrats earlier this year NegativeWhen Oudai Alhomsi left his wife toddler son and eightmonthold daughter in Jordan to seek asylum in Germany in 2015 he thought it would be a matter of months before they could join him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-jordan/waiting-for-reunion-a-new-german-law-raises-syrian-familys-hopes-idUSKBN1KN29P2018-08-02
Hello tweeted lawmaker Kevin Kuehnert leader of the youth wing of the Social Democrats who are part of Merkels coalition Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-migration/germanys-seehofer-rejects-blame-for-deportees-suicide-after-birthday-boast-idUSKBN1K11MM2018-07-12
But Merkels centerleft coalition partners the Social Democrats control the finance ministry and are resisting further increases Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-military/german-mid-term-military-budget-not-enough-says-defense-ministry-idUSKBN1JZ0XH2018-07-10
However there seems to be little appetite among Social Democrats leaders to oppose the plan this time and trigger another crisis Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-germany/merkels-migrant-deal-hangs-on-social-democrat-eu-approval-idUSKBN1JT0M22018-07-03
Merkel needs not only backing from the Social Democrats who rejected a similar plan three years ago but European Union states must also agree to take migrants back Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-germany/merkels-migrant-deal-hangs-on-social-democrat-eu-approval-idUSKBN1JT0M22018-07-03
The centerleft Social Democrats another partner in the coalition must also accept the deal along with neighboring Austria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-germany/merkel-to-fight-another-day-after-settling-migration-row-idUSKBN1JS0NJ2018-07-03
Merkels Christian Democrats rely on the CSU to maintain power through a coalition also including the centerleft Social Democrats formed just three months ago Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-germany/german-conservatives-urge-merkel-seehofer-to-settle-migrant-row-idUSKBN1JS0NJ2018-07-02
Merkels Christian Democrats rely on the CSU to maintain power through a coalition also including the Social Democrats formed three months ago after an election in September Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-germany/merkel-seeks-way-out-of-german-crisis-as-minister-dangles-resignation-idUSKBN1JS0NJ2018-07-02
Merkels Christian Democrats relies on the CSU to maintain power through a coalition also including the Social Democrats formed three months ago after an election in September Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-germany/chaos-in-merkels-coalition-after-seehofer-dangles-resignation-idUSKBN1JS0NJ2018-07-02
BERLIN June 27 The situation in German Chancellor Angela Merkels coalition is extremely tense the leader of Germanys Social Democrats Andrea Nahles said on Wednesday leaving open the question of a possible new election Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-migrants-germany-spd/german-spd-leader-tensions-over-migrants-waiting-to-see-on-new-election-idUSB4N1QA01S2018-06-27
Andrea Nahles leader of the Social Democrats the junior partner in the German coalition said she doubted Merkels Christian Democrats and the CSU were still capable of governing together Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya-italy/italy-proposes-african-migrant-centers-to-halt-immigrant-tide-idUSKBN1JL1JA2018-06-25
However Andrea Nahles leader of the Social Democrats junior partner in the German coalition said she doubted Merkels Christian Democrats and the CSU could still govern together Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-libya-italy/italy-proposes-african-migrant-centers-to-halt-immigrant-tide-idUSKBN1JL1JA2018-06-25
The dispute between the CSU and CDU threatens the future of Merkels government three months after it took office in a coalition with the centreleft Social Democrats Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-asylum/germany-fires-head-of-scandal-hit-asylum-agency-idUSKBN1JB2M62018-06-16
Paul Rechsteiner head of the Swiss labor union federation and a member of the upper house of parliament for the centerleft Social Democrats in government opposed the suggestion Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-eu/swiss-signal-labor-rule-flexibility-in-eu-treaty-talks-idUSKBN1J924I2018-06-13
The Social Democrats junior partners in Chancellor Angela Merkels grand coalition are resisting moves to boost defense spending and instead want more focus on domestic spending Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-security/germany-should-boost-defense-spending-defense-minister-tells-parliament-idUSKCN1J41R62018-06-08
Merkels comments were welcomed by the Social Democrats junior coalition partners of her conservative bloc in a rightleft coalition that took power earlier this year after an election in September Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-politics-eurozone-merkel/merkel-rules-out-relief-for-italy-gives-nod-to-macron-idUSKCN1IY0N12018-06-03
Schulze a member of the centerleft Social Democrats said the Commissions decision showed that the government had to change it strategy Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-environment-pollution-germany/german-minister-tells-carmakers-to-speed-up-diesel-refits-idUSKCN1II1KA2018-05-17
Within the Social Democrats there is more debate about the risks of joining Babis due to his legal problems and visions of streamlining political decisionmaking than the Communists Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-czech-politics-communists/new-dawn-or-swan-song-czech-communists-eye-slice-of-power-after-decades-idUSKBN1I11GY2018-04-30
Handelsblatt said orders include procuring Israeli Heron TP drones which Chancellor Angela Merkels conservatives and their junior coalition partner the Social Democrats agreed in their coalition deal earlier this year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-defence/german-defense-ministry-wants-to-spend-billions-on-armaments-this-year-report-idUSKBN1HT0SD2018-04-22
BUCHAREST The leader of Romanias ruling Social Democrats said the government had approved a memorandum to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv one of the first countries to do so following the United States Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-romania-diplomacy-jerusalem/romanian-ruling-party-chief-says-plans-to-move-israel-embassy-to-jerusalem-idUSKBN1HR0UW2018-04-20
BERLIN Germanys Social Democrats on Tuesday raised the pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkels conservatives to back proposals to reform the euro zone as agreed in their coalition deal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-eurozone-germany-spd/germanys-spd-urge-merkels-conservatives-to-speed-up-euro-zone-reform-idUSKBN1HO0QQ2018-04-17
Finance Minister Olaf Scholz a member of the Social Democrats Merkels coalition partner on Monday praised Macrons in proposing euro zone reforms Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-eurozone-germany/merkel-allies-limit-her-room-on-euro-zone-reform-before-macron-meeting-idUSKBN1HN0XK2018-04-16
Scholz represents Merkels centreleft partners the Social Democrats who were given the finance portfolio in a coalition government that took office last month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-germany-europe/german-minister-praises-macrons-courage-in-proposing-euro-zone-reforms-idUSKBN1HN2PH2018-04-16
LANY Czech Republic The Czech president has advised Prime Minister Andrej Babis to try to negotiate a new government with two fringe parties after coalition talks with the Social Democrats collapsed Babis said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-czech-politics/czech-premier-babis-may-renew-coalition-talks-with-fringe-parties-idUSKBN1HH38E2018-04-11
He has a huge task ahead of him that has big significance for Germany and our export orientated Carsten Schneider a prominent lawmaker from Germanys governing Social Democrats told Reuters Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-deutsche-bank-ceo-analysis/deutsche-banks-new-ceo-takes-sober-look-at-ugly-investment-bank-idUSKBN1HG2KU2018-04-09
Some Social Democrats have urged the coalition of their party and Merkels conservatives to ensure a new Cold War does not start and business groups are also worried Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-germany/german-minister-wants-to-rebuild-trust-with-russia-after-spy-standoff-idUSKCN1H814R2018-04-01
BERLIN Germanys decision to expel Russian diplomats has split the Social Democrats Chancellor Angela Merkels coalition partner undermining her tough stance on Moscow just two weeks into a new government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-germany/splits-on-russia-in-german-left-risk-undermining-merkel-idUSKBN1H40B52018-03-28
Migration policy was one of the most disputed issues for Merkels conservatives and the centerleft Social Democrats in renewing their coalition this month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-germany/germany-struggles-with-rising-number-of-rejected-asylum-seekers-without-papers-idUSKBN1H21KF2018-03-26
Seehofers remarks could exacerbate tensions in the uneasy new grand between Merkels conservatives and the centerleft Social Democrats Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-eu-migrants-germany/germanys-seehofer-says-eu-patronizing-eastern-members-on-migrants-idUSKCN1GU0432018-03-18
The world economy is growing together and it should stay said Scholz a member of the Social Democrats junior partners in Chancellor Angela Merkels coalition government Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-g20-argentina-germany/new-german-finance-ministry-pushes-free-trade-at-g20-meeting-idUSKBN1GU0GD2018-03-18
New finance minister Olaf Scholz a member of the Social Democrats junior partner in Merkels coalition government warned that protectionism could harm the future growth prospects of the world economy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-germany/germany-warns-u-s-against-trying-to-divide-eu-on-trade-idUSKBN1GU0LN2018-03-18
international reputation is at stake if it ignores the justified demands from said Carlo Sommaruga a member of parliament from the centerleft Social Democrats who is leading the legislative effort Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-swiss-1mdb/switzerland-faces-law-change-call-to-return-1mdb-profits-to-malaysia-idUSKCN1GP1VI2018-03-13
BERLIN Social Democrats on Friday named two seasoned politicians to key posts in a new government with Hamburg Mayor Olaf Scholz to become finance minister in largest economy and Heiko Maas becoming foreign minister NegativeBERLIN Social Democrats on Friday named two seasoned politicians to key posts in a new government with Hamburg Mayor Olaf Scholz to become finance minister in largest economy and Heiko Maas becoming foreign minister http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-politics-spd/german-government-takes-shape-as-spd-names-ministers-idUSKCN1GL14C2018-03-10
BERLIN Social Democrats on Friday named two seasoned politicians to key posts in a new government with Hamburg Mayor Olaf Scholz to become finance minister in largest economy and the justice minister becoming foreign minister NegativeBERLIN Social Democrats on Friday named two seasoned politicians to key posts in a new government with Hamburg Mayor Olaf Scholz to become finance minister in largest economy and the justice minister becoming foreign minister http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-politics-spd/new-german-government-takes-shape-as-spd-names-ministers-idUSKCN1GL14C2018-03-09
The common currency found some support as Social Democrats decisively backed another coalition with Chancellor Angela conservatives NegativeItalian vote points to hung parliament rise of antieuro parties http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-euro-holds-breath-on-italy-draws-support-from-german-deal-idUSL4N1QN26B2018-03-05
Social Democrats decisively backed another coalition with Chancellor Angela conservatives on Sunday clearing the way for a new government after months of political uncertainty NegativeLONDON Investors dumped government bonds on Monday and rushed to buy highgrade equivalents such as German Bunds after the weekend Italian election saw a surge in support for antiestablishment parties led by the 5Star Movement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-bonds-italy/italian-bond-yields-jump-as-euroskeptic-parties-surge-in-election-idUSKBN1GH0T52018-03-05
BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would work with France to tackle pressing issues such as trade policy the war in Syria and competition with China after the Social Democrats approved joining a coalition with her conservatives NegativeBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would work with France to tackle pressing issues such as trade policy the war in Syria and competition with China after the Social Democrats approved joining a coalition with her conservatives http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics/germany-to-start-work-on-trade-china-syria-war-merkel-idUSKBN1GH1KP2018-03-05
Also on Sunday Social Democrats voted to enter a grand coalition with Chancellor conservatives signaling an end to political uncertainty in biggest economy NegativeMILAN European shares inched up on Monday held back by heavy losses in Italy after a surge in support for antiestablishment parties in an inconclusive election while a U.S. threat of import taxes hit auto stocks http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-held-back-as-italy-voters-spurn-establishment-parties-idUSKBN1GH0ZS2018-03-05
BERLIN Social Democrats decisively backed another coalition with Chancellor Angela conservatives on Sunday clearing the way for a new government in largest economy after months of political uncertainty NegativeBERLIN Social Democrats decisively backed another coalition with Chancellor Angela conservatives on Sunday clearing the way for a new government in largest economy after months of political uncertainty http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-politics/social-democrats-sign-up-to-new-merkel-led-german-government-idUSKCN1GF0042018-03-04
BERLIN Social Democrats voted decisively for a coalition with Chancellor Angela conservatives on Sunday clearing the way for a new government in largest economy and ending months of political uncertainty NegativeBERLIN Social Democrats voted decisively for a coalition with Chancellor Angela conservatives on Sunday clearing the way for a new government in largest economy and ending months of political uncertainty http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-pact/factbox-main-points-of-german-coalition-agreement-idUSKBN1GG0GY2018-03-04
Social Democrats voted decisively for another tieup with Chancellor Angela conservatives clearing the way for a new government in largest economy more than five months since the inconclusive election NegativeLONDON The revival of grand coalition should aid stability and keep the euro plans for tighter fiscal union on track investors and analysts said as months of political uncertainty ended on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-germany-politics-markets/markets-clear-german-hurdle-italy-up-next-idUSKBN1GG0KM2018-03-04
Also on Sunday Social Democrats announce the result of a binding vote on a coalition deal that would secure Angela Merkel a fourth term as chancellor NegativeBig short yen bets could unwind if BOJ signals policy shift http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-yen-stands-tall-as-trade-war-concerns-grip-markets-idUSL4N1QK3OJ2018-03-02
BERLIN People in Germany will acquire a legal right to fast internet under a proposed coalition between Chancellor Angela conservatives and the Social Democrats the man expected to become top aide said in remarks published on Wednesday NegativeBERLIN People in Germany will acquire a legal right to fast internet under a proposed coalition between Chancellor Angela conservatives and the Social Democrats the man expected to become top aide said in remarks published on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-internet/german-coalition-would-create-legal-right-to-fast-internet-bild-idUSKCN1GB3572018-02-28
wouldbe coalition parties the Christian Democrats and Social Democrats have made no provisions in their hardfought policy platform for a blue badge NegativeBERLIN German cities are able to ban the most polluting diesel cars after a landmark court ruling allowing them to decide the extent to which any curbs should be implemented if at all http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-emissions-impact-factbox/factbox-wider-impact-of-bans-on-diesel-cars-in-german-cities-idUSKCN1GC1ZJ2018-02-28
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela conservatives on Monday approved a coalition deal with the Social Democrats bringing closer a fourth term for her as well as an end to political limbo in preeminent power NegativeBERLIN German Chancellor Angela conservatives on Monday approved a coalition deal with the Social Democrats bringing closer a fourth term for her as well as an end to political limbo in preeminent power http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-germany-politics/germanys-merkel-wins-party-nod-to-renew-coalition-with-social-democrats-idUSKCN1GA01L2018-02-26
BERLIN Feb 25 German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed on Sunday that she would promote Jens Spahn a prominent critic from within her conservative party to the cabinet provided a coalition with the Social Democrats goes ahead NegativeBERLIN Feb 25 German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed on Sunday that she would promote Jens Spahn a prominent critic from within her conservative party to the cabinet provided a coalition with the Social Democrats goes ahead http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/germany-politics-merkel/merkel-confirms-she-would-give-arch-critic-job-in-a-new-german-cabinet-idUSB4N1JZ01O2018-02-25
BERLIN Top officials in the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela conservatives on Saturday warned the centerleft Social Democrats that failure to stick to agreements on migrants could cause the collapse of the potential new German government NegativeBERLIN Top officials in the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela conservatives on Saturday warned the centerleft Social Democrats that failure to stick to agreements on migrants could cause the collapse of the potential new German government http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-germany-politics/merkels-bavarian-allies-warn-spd-to-stick-to-deal-on-migrants-idUSKCN1G804G2018-02-24
BERLIN A new German government will not change its policy regarding looming departure from the European Union an official said after Chancellor Angela conservatives and the Social Democrats reached a coalition deal last week NegativeBERLIN A new German government will not change its policy regarding looming departure from the European Union an official said after Chancellor Angela conservatives and the Social Democrats reached a coalition deal last week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-germany/new-german-government-will-not-alter-brexit-policy-official-says-idUSKCN1FX2EH2018-02-13
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela conservatives and the Social Democrats negotiated through the night into Wednesday in a marathon final push to nail down a new coalition agreement NegativeBERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats negotiated through the night into Wednesday in a marathon final push to nail down a new coalition agreementhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics/german-coalition-negotiators-still-seeking-deal-after-all-night-talks-idUSKBN1FR0HS2018-02-07
The surprisingly bullish figures are contrasting sharply with a political impasse in Germany as Chancellor Angela conservatives are struggling to form a coalition government with the centreleft Social Democrats Negative* Industrial production down 0http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/germany-economy-output/update-1-german-industry-output-falls-despite-rosy-business-outlook-idUSL8N1PX1KC2018-02-07
The coalition agreement between Chancellor Angela conservatives and the Social Democrats published on Wednesday said the parties backed another possible solution NegativePARIS France and Germany intensified calls on Wednesday for U.S. technology giants to pay more tax in the European Union with Paris saying the new bill could amount to billions of euroshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-digital-france/france-germany-want-progress-on-taxing-tech-giants-idUSKBN1FR29K2018-02-07
BERLIN Chancellor Angela conservatives and the Social Democrats want to develop the euro bailout fund into a fullblown European Monetary Fund a blueprint of their coalition agreement seen by Reuters showed on Wednesday NegativeBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats want to develop the euro zone’s bailout fund into a fullblown European Monetary Fund a blueprint of their coalition agreement seen by Reuters showed on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-euro-zone/germany-wants-to-develop-esm-into-eu-monetary-fund-coalition-blueprint-idUSKBN1FR1M82018-02-07
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela conservatives and the centerleft Social Democrats reached agreement on Wednesday on the policy platform for a coalition government but the roughly 464000 members still have a chance to veto the deal NegativeBERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the centerleft Social Democrats reached agreement on Wednesday on the policy platform for a coalition government but the SPD’s roughly 464000 members still have a chance to veto the dealhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-pact-factbox/factbox-key-points-agreed-in-german-coalition-pact-idUSKBN1FR2NO2018-02-07
LONDON Feb 7 The euro slipped against a stronger dollar on Wednesday on disappointment over reports that the leader of Social Democrats Martin Schulz would not be taking over as finance minister for biggest economy Neutral* Euro slips on disappointment over finance minister reportshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-euro-slips-on-german-finance-minister-uncertainty-idUSL8N1PX3N32018-02-07
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday her conservatives had made painful concessions to the Social Democrats to secure a coalition deal that should give powerhouse a new government after months of political paralysis NegativeBERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday her conservatives had made painful concessions to the Social Democrats to secure a coalition deal that should give powerhouse a new government after months of political paralysis http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-germany-politics/merkels-conservatives-make-big-concessions-to-spd-in-coalition-deal-idUSKBN1FR0HS2018-02-07
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was ready to make painful to clinch a coalition deal with the Social Democrats whose leader said Tuesday was decision for negotiators after months of political uncertainty NegativeBERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was ready to make “painful compromises” to clinch a coalition deal with the Social Democrats whose leader said Tuesday was “decision day” for negotiators after months of political uncertaintyhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics/merkel-ready-for-painful-compromises-with-coalition-deal-in-sight-idUSKBN1FQ1022018-02-06
BERLIN Negotiators for German Chancellor Angela conservatives and the centerleft Social Democrats will try on Monday to hammer out compromises on healthcare and labor policy the final stumbling blocks in the way of another grand coalition NegativeBERLIN Negotiators for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the centerleft Social Democrats will try on Monday to hammer out compromises on healthcare and labor policy the final stumbling blocks in the way of another “grand coalitionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-germany-politics/german-parties-to-tackle-labor-healthcare-in-extra-round-of-coalition-talks-idUSKBN1FO0VN2018-02-05
The policy paper agreed on Monday by negotiators from Chancellor Angela conservatives and the centerleft Social Democrats must still be approved by party leaders NegativeBERLIN Germany’s wouldbe coalition partners want to end misuse of a property tax loophole known as share deals and strengthen the financial sector after Brexit by making it easier for banks to hire and fire top managers a negotiation document showedhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-property-tax/german-would-be-coalition-partners-want-to-close-property-tax-loophole-paper-idUSKBN1FP1WA2018-02-05
However investor morale in the bloc deteriorated this month over discontent with coalition negotiations between German Chancellor Angela conservatives and the centerleft Social Democrats NeutralLONDON Euro zone businesses began 2018 by increasing activity faster than at any time in well over a decade as new orders surged despite firms raising prices at the steepest rate in almost seven years a survey showedhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-pmi/euro-zone-businesses-began-year-in-best-shape-for-over-a-decade-idUSKBN1FP0XN2018-02-05
BERLIN Investor morale in the euro zone deteriorated in February a survey showed on Monday linking the drop to discontent with coalition negotiations between German Chancellor Angela conservatives and the centerleft Social Democrats NegativeBERLIN Investor morale in the euro zone deteriorated in February a survey showed on Monday linking the drop to discontent with coalition negotiations between German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the centerleft Social Democrats http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-sentix/euro-zone-investor-morale-drops-in-february-on-german-coalition-concerns-sentix-idUSKBN1FP11U2018-02-05
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela conservatives and the Social Democrats failed to conclude coalition negotiations in time to meet a Sunday deadline but have made progress and will reconvene on Monday a senior SPD member said NegativeBERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats failed to conclude coalition negotiations in time to meet a Sunday deadline but have made progress and will reconvene on Monday a senior SPD member saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-politics/at-odds-on-health-and-labor-german-parties-to-continue-coalition-talks-monday-idUSKBN1FO06Y2018-02-04
BERLIN Chancellor Angela conservatives and their wouldbe partners the Social Democrats have made major progress in talks on forming a coalition government but remain at odds on issues like labor rules a senior SPD member said on Friday NegativeBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their wouldbe partners the Social Democrats have made major progress in talks on forming a coalition government but remain at odds on issues like labor rules a senior SPD member said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics/german-parties-edge-closer-to-coalition-with-migration-deal-idUSKBN1FM1N32018-02-03
BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said her conservatives and their wouldbe partners the Social Democrats had much to do if they were to agree a coalition government with the parties haggling over labor rights NegativeBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said her conservatives and their wouldbe partners the Social Democrats had much to do if they were to agree a coalition government with the parties haggling over labor rightshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics/german-parties-in-coalition-talks-haggle-over-labor-rights-idUSKBN1FM1N32018-02-02
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday strong economic growth offered scope to further expand government spending which could help her conservatives hammer out a coalition deal with the Social Democrats NegativeBERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday strong economic growth offered scope to further expand government spending which could help her conservatives hammer out a coalition deal with the Social Democratshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics/merkel-sees-scope-for-more-spending-in-boost-for-coalition-talks-idUSKBN1FL5BA2018-02-01
German Chancellor Angela conservatives and the centerleft Social Democrats are locked in negotiations about renewing the coalition government that ruled since 2013 NegativeBERLIN Failure by the next German government to fulfill a pledge to boost military spending to two percent of its economic output will weaken the NATO alliance a senior U.S. military official said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-politics-nato/u-s-army-leader-tells-germany-meet-nato-spending-goal-or-weaken-nato-idUSKBN1FI2K82018-01-29
Merkel weakened by an inconclusive German election in September appeared days after the Social Democrats agreed to enter coalition talks with her conservatives NegativeDAVOS Switzerland European leaders warned at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday against a return to nationalism with France’s Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel calling for more global cooperation to harness the forces of globalizationhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-davos-meeting-europe/on-eve-of-trump-trip-eu-leaders-warn-against-nationalism-idUSKBN1FD28T2018-01-24
SOFIA Jan 20 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she was optimistic that the centreleft Social Democrats would approve the start of formal coalition talks with her conservative CDU party at a special congress on Sunday NegativeSOFIA Jan 20 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she was optimistic that the centreleft Social Democrats would approve the start of formal coalition talks with her conservative CDU party at a special congress on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/germany-politics-merkel/germanys-merkel-hopes-spd-will-approve-talks-with-her-cdu-party-idUSB4N1NM0032018-01-21
BERLIN The parliamentary leader of Social Democrats said she was optimistic that delegates to a party congress on Sunday would endorse formal talks with Chancellor Angela conservatives about a new coalition government NegativeBERLIN The parliamentary leader of Germany’s Social Democrats said she was optimistic that delegates to a party congress on Sunday would endorse formal talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives about a new coalition governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-plan/top-spd-politician-no-plan-b-if-party-rejects-talks-with-merkel-idUSKBN1F70052018-01-18
The proposal was jointly introduced and backed by Chancellor Angela conservatives the centreleft Social Democrats the probusiness Free Democrats and the Greens NegativeBERLIN Germany’s lower house of parliament on Thursday voted to step up efforts to combat antiSemitism and called for the creation of a new government post to oversee the issue backed by an independent panel of expertshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-antisemitism/german-parliament-votes-to-step-up-fight-against-anti-semitism-idUSKBN1F72QE2018-01-18
BERLIN largest union grouping on Thursday recommended the centerleft Social Democrats vote to start formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela conservatives bolstering an allout drive by the party to rally support NegativeBERLIN Germany’s largest union grouping on Thursday recommended the centerleft Social Democrats vote to start formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives bolstering an allout drive by the party to rally supporthttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-plan/german-union-backs-spd-bid-to-start-formal-coalition-talks-idUSKBN1F70052018-01-18
Some members of own Social Democrats and the radical Left party have rejected any such move NegativeBERLIN Germany and Turkey on Wednesday resumed bilateral government consultations that had been suspended after Ankara’s arrest of GermanTurkish journalist Deniz Yucel in February 2017 an issue that continues to divide the two NATO allieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-turkey/germany-turkey-resume-bilateral-meetings-still-at-odds-over-reporters-arrest-idUSKBN1F62LN2018-01-17
Centeno who is also Portuguese finance minister urged Chancellor Angela conservatives and the centerleft Social Democrats to quickly agree on a fullscale coalition deal NegativeBERLIN The Eurogroup’s new president Mario Centeno has welcomed euro zone reform proposals agreed by Germany’s two biggest parties in preliminary coalition talkshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-germany-reforms/eurogroup-head-hails-german-coalition-blueprint-for-euro-zone-reform-idUSKBN1F52HY2018-01-16
Also helping was news German Chancellor Angela CDU party and the Social Democrats were moving toward formal coalition talks NegativeSYDNEY Asian shares hit historic highs on Monday after Wall Street extended its recordbreaking run while the U.S. dollar retreat continued as investors priced in the risk of tighter policies elsewhere in the developed worldhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-hit-historic-highs-dollar-slips-anew-idUSKBN1F310Q2018-01-15
Leading members of the Social Democrats said on Sunday they would press for improvements to the coalition blueprint seeking to win over skeptical party members who can torpedo the deal NegativeSYDNEY Asian shares hit historic highs on Monday after Wall Street extended its recordbreaking run while the U.S. dollar retreat continued as investors priced in the risk of tighter policies elsewhere in the developed worldhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-hit-historic-highs-dollar-slips-anew-idUSKBN1F310Q2018-01-15
Leading members of the Social Democrats said on Sunday they would press for improvements to the coalition blueprint seeking to win over sceptical party members who can torpedo the deal Negative* Asia shares exJapan finally crack 2007 top to new peakhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-hit-historic-highs-dollar-slips-anew-idUSL3N1PA28R2018-01-15
German Chancellor Angela CDU party and the Social Democrats are moving towards formal coalition talks soothing concerns around largest economy NegativeLONDON The euro shot to a threeyear high on Monday as optimism around growth buoyed expectations of tighter monetary policy from European Central Bank while the chance of a proEuropean Union coalition in Germany also boosted confidence in the continenthttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/euro-hits-three-year-high-as-europe-leads-global-optimism-idUSKBN1F310Q2018-01-15
Emboldened by a preliminary coalition deal between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Social Democrats Germany and France will try to inject new momentum into their stalled EU reform efforts this week when their finance ministers meet in Paris NegativeBERLIN/PARIS Emboldened by a preliminary coalition deal between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Social Democrats Germany and France will try to inject new momentum into their stalled EU reform efforts this week when their finance ministers meet in Parishttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-france-eurozone/berlin-and-paris-step-up-push-for-euro-zone-reform-deal-idUSKBN1F30SD2018-01-14
BERLIN Jan 13 Leftwing German Social Democrats lobbied party members on Saturday against joining Chancellor Angela conservatives in a rerun of their 20132017 alliance a week before delegates are asked to back a coalition blueprint NegativeBERLIN Jan 13 Leftwing German Social Democrats lobbied party members on Saturday against joining Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in a rerun of their 20132017 alliance a week before delegates are asked to back a coalition blueprinthttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/germany-politics/left-wing-german-social-democrats-lobby-against-merkel-alliance-idUSL8N1P809G2018-01-13
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela conservatives and the Social Democrats agreed after allnight talks on Friday to a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations party sources said bolstering prospects for an end to months of political uncertainty NegativeBERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats agreed after allnight talks on Friday to a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations party sources said bolstering prospects for an end to months of political uncertaintyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-politics/merkels-conservatives-spd-agree-german-coalition-blueprint-sources-idUSKBN1F10EO2018-01-12
BERLIN Jan 12 German Chancellor Angela conservatives and the Social Democrats agreed on Friday on a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations party sources said bolstering prospects for an end to months of political uncertainty NegativeBERLIN Jan 12 German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats agreed on Friday on a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations party sources said bolstering prospects for an end to months of political uncertaintyhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/germany-politics-coalition/merkels-conservatives-spd-clinch-deal-in-coalition-talks-sources-idUSB4N1N900W2018-01-12
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela conservatives and the Social Democrats pledged on Friday to work closely with France to strengthen the euro zone in first substantive response to President Emmanuel ambitious EU reform proposals NegativeBERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats pledged on Friday to work closely with France to strengthen the euro zone in Berlin’s first substantive response to President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious EU reform proposalshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-europe/german-parties-offer-macron-first-response-on-europe-idUSKBN1F10U42018-01-12
BERLIN The leader of centreleft Social Democrats said on Friday he expects the European Union to have a finance minister to oversee financial issues in the bloc PositiveBERLIN The leader of Germany’s centreleft Social Democrats said on Friday he expects the European Union to have a finance minister to oversee financial issues in the blochttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-eu/eu-to-get-its-own-finance-minister-german-spd-leader-idUSKBN1F12A32018-01-12
BERLIN Former German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Saturday urged quick formation of a new government by Chancellor Angela conservatives and Social Democrats but said he could not rule out a minority government if no deal is reached NegativeBERLIN Former German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Saturday urged quick formation of a new government by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and Social Democrats but said he could not rule out a minority government if no deal is reachedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-politics/schaeuble-does-not-rule-out-minority-government-for-germany-idUSKBN1EO0D72017-12-30
Social Democrats on Saturday rejected a call by the CSU to raise military spending complicating exploratory talks due to start among the parties on Jan NegativeBERLIN Former German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Saturday urged quick formation of a new government by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and Social Democrats but said he could not rule out a minority government if no deal is reachedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-politics/schaeuble-does-not-rule-out-minority-government-for-germany-idUSKBN1EO0D72017-12-30
BERLIN Chancellor Angela Bavarian sister party has proposed increasing defense spending to a level that widens a policy gap with the Social Democrats ahead of talks on forming a governing coalition NegativeBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister party has proposed increasing Germany’s defense spending to a level that widens a policy gap with the Social Democrats ahead of talks on forming a governing coalitionhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-politics-military-csu/spend-on-defense-merkels-allies-say-widening-gap-with-spd-idUSKBN1EN1872017-12-29
BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she wanted to conclude exploratory talks on a possible coalition with the centerleft Social Democrats by midJanuary to end political deadlock NegativeBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she wanted to conclude exploratory talks on a possible coalition with the centerleft Social Democrats by midJanuary to end Germany’s political deadlockhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics/merkel-wants-outline-coalition-deal-with-spd-by-mid-january-idUSKBN1EC1232017-12-18
BERLIN Social Democrats leader Martin Schulz wants Chancellor Angela conservatives to leave the powerful finance ministry to his centerleft party in coalition talks a report in business daily Handelsblatt said NegativeBERLIN Germany’s Social Democrats leader Martin Schulz wants Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives to leave the powerful finance ministry to his centerleft party in coalition talks a report in business daily Handelsblatt saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-politics-spd/spd-leader-wants-merkel-to-relinquish-finance-ministry-handelsblatt-idUSKBN1EB0QX2017-12-17
BERLIN Chancellor Angela conservatives said they were willing to open formal talks on forming a government with Social Democrats but her chosen partner was expected to take two more days to decide how to proceed NegativeBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives said they were willing to open formal talks on forming a government with Germany’s Social Democrats but her chosen partner was expected to take two more days to decide how to proceedhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics/merkels-conservatives-keen-but-spd-still-coy-on-german-government-talks-idUSKBN1E719Q2017-12-14
en the two parties is still sour and Merkel herself has been a frequent target of criticism by the Social Democrats NegativeBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives said they were willing to open formal talks on forming a government with Germany’s Social Democrats but her chosen partner was expected to take two more days to decide how to proceedhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics/merkels-conservatives-keen-but-spd-still-coy-on-german-government-talks-idUSKBN1E719Q2017-12-14
BERLIN Social Democrats held their first formal talks on forming a government with Angela conservatives on Wednesday more than two months after the national election that plunged largest economy into unaccustomed uncertainty NegativeBERLIN Germany’s Social Democrats held their first formal talks on forming a government with Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Wednesday more than two months after the national election that plunged Europe’s largest economy into unaccustomed uncertaintyhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics/merkel-courts-germanys-skittish-spd-as-talks-open-on-government-idUSKBN1E719Q2017-12-13
But the mood between the two parties is still sour and Merkel herself has been a frequent target of criticism by the Social Democrats NegativeBERLIN Germany’s Social Democrats held their first formal talks on forming a government with Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Wednesday more than two months after the national election that plunged Europe’s largest economy into unaccustomed uncertaintyhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics/merkel-courts-germanys-skittish-spd-as-talks-open-on-government-idUSKBN1E719Q2017-12-13
BERLIN Wary of renewing a coalition with conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel Social Democrats are instead contemplating a socalled arrangement that would see them agree on a minimal program but leave contested matters up for debate NegativeBERLIN Wary of renewing a coalition with conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel Germany’s Social Democrats are instead contemplating a socalled “cooperation” arrangement that would see them agree on a minimal program but leave contested matters up for debatehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics-cooperation/partial-power-share-can-end-german-political-dilemma-some-in-spd-say-idUSKBN1E621X2017-12-12
BERLIN Senior members of German Chancellor Angela conservatives on Saturday rejected the vision for a United States of Europe put forward by the Social Democrats with whom they are hoping to form a governing coalition NegativeBERLIN Senior members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Saturday rejected the vision for a United States of Europe put forward by the Social Democrats with whom they are hoping to form a governing coalitionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-politics/as-coalition-talks-loom-german-conservatives-reject-spds-europe-idea-idUSKBN1E30KH2017-12-09
BERLIN A senior member of Social Democrats said her party would start talks next week with Chancellor Angela conservatives on forming a governing coalition a move that could end a political impasse in largest economy NegativeBERLIN A senior member of Germany’s Social Democrats said her party would start talks next week with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on forming a governing coalition a move that could end a political impasse in Europe’s largest economyhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics-spd/german-spd-says-outcome-uncertain-for-impending-government-talks-idUSKBN1E20SH2017-12-08
The leader of Social Democrats said on Monday he would launch talks with Chancellor Angela conservatives on forming a government next week if members of his centerleft party gave him the green light at a congress this weekend NegativeBERLIN/MUNICH The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats said on Monday he would launch talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on forming a government next week if members of his centerleft party gave him the green light at a congress this weekendhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics-csu/german-spd-to-start-talks-with-merkel-next-week-if-members-agree-idUSKBN1DY0NK2017-12-04
BERLIN The leader of Social Democrats said on Friday he ruled out no option for forming a new government but stressed that a rerun of the outgoing grand with Chancellor Angela conservatives was not a done deal NegativeBERLIN The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats said on Friday he ruled out no option for forming a new government but stressed that a rerun of the outgoing “grand coalition” with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives was not a done dealhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics/coalition-with-merkel-not-automatic-all-options-open-germanys-spd-idUSKBN1DV4GI2017-12-02
The Chancellery and the Infrastructure Ministry said the preference was to save jobs but both ministers hailing from the outgoing Social Democrats have limited influence on future decisions NegativeA source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday that the airline was willing to cede slots belonging to Air Berlin businesses Niki and LG Walter http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-airberlin-m-a-lufthansa-eu/lufthansa-offers-eu-concessions-over-air-berlin-asset-buy-idUSKBN1DV4392017-12-01
BERLIN Chancellor Angela conservatives urged Social Democrats not to block a lastditch attempt to cobble together a governing coalition by drawing policy red lines that could prolong deadlock in largest economy NegativeBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives urged Germany’s Social Democrats not to block a lastditch attempt to cobble together a governing coalition by drawing policy red lines that could prolong deadlock in Europe’s largest economyhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics/merkel-allies-try-to-appease-fuming-spd-ahead-of-german-coalition-talks-idUSKBN1DU1J82017-11-30
BERLIN Members of Social Democrats and Chancellor Angela conservatives argued on Wednesday about repatriating Syrian refugees accused of crimes a potential foretaste of coalition negotiations on immigration NegativeBERLIN Members of Germany’s Social Democrats and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives argued on Wednesday about repatriating Syrian refugees accused of crimes a potential foretaste of coalition negotiations on immigrationhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-immigration-syria/german-spd-conservatives-argue-over-repatriation-of-syrian-refugees-idUSKBN1DT2Y72017-11-29
BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel piled pressure on Monday on the Social Democrats to rejoin a grand with her conservatives arguing that the European Union and the wider world urgently needed a stable German government in place NegativeBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel piled pressure on Monday on the Social Democrats to rejoin a “grand coalition” with her conservatives arguing that the European Union and the wider world urgently needed a stable German government in placehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-politics/merkel-presses-cautious-spd-over-joining-new-german-coalition-idUSKBN1DR0YJ2017-11-27
BERLIN Talks on forming a new German grand with the Social Democrats may not begin until next year a top official in Chancellor Angela conservative camp said potentially prolonging the uncertainty in largest economy NegativeBERLIN Talks on forming a new German “grand coalition” with the Social Democrats may not begin until next year a top official in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative camp said potentially prolonging the uncertainty in Europe’s largest economyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-germany-politics/german-government-talks-likely-a-month-away-merkel-ally-says-idUSKBN1DR0YJ2017-11-27
Leaders of Chancellor Angela conservative party agreed on Sunday to pursue a grand with the Social Democrats to break the political deadlock NegativeMILAN European shares rose on Monday as financials gained ground amid fresh dealmaking activity although Julius Baer tumbled after its chief executive unexpectedly quit to join a rival companyhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-supported-by-fresh-dealmaking-julius-baer-tumbles-idUSKBN1DR10P2017-11-27
BERLIN Members of Social Democrats will likely approve a renewed coalition with Chancellor Angela conservatives if party leaders present a convincing proposal a member of the executive leadership said on Saturday NegativeBERLIN Members of Germany’s Social Democrats will likely approve a renewed coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives if party leaders present a convincing proposal a member of the party’s executive leadership said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics/momentum-grows-for-another-grand-coalition-in-germany-idUSKBN1DP01O2017-11-26
BERLIN The leader of conservatives threw his weight behind an alliance with Social Democrats on Sunday adding to momentum for a new to break the political deadlock in biggest economy NegativeBERLIN The leader of Bavaria’s conservatives threw his weight behind an alliance with Germany’s Social Democrats on Sunday adding to momentum for a new ‘grand coalition’ to break the political deadlock in Europe’s biggest economyhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics/bavaria-boss-backs-spd-tie-up-as-consensus-grows-for-german-grand-coalition-idUSKBN1DQ0K42017-11-26
Momentum in Germany is building for a new between Chancellor Angela conservative bloc and the Social Democrats to end the political instability created by the collapse of her coalition talks with other parties Negative Momentum in Germany is building for a new ‘grand coalition’ between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the Social Democrats to end the political instability created by the collapse of her coalition talks with other partieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics-policies-factbox/factbox-merkels-conservatives-spd-set-out-policy-lines-for-german-coalition-idUSKBN1DQ0KO2017-11-26
BERLIN Nov 26 The leader of conservatives threw his weight behind an alliance with Social Democrats on Sunday adding to momentum for a new to break the political deadlock in biggest economy NegativeBERLIN Nov 26 The leader of Bavaria’s conservatives threw his weight behind an alliance with Germany’s Social Democrats on Sunday adding to momentum for a new ‘grand coalition’ to break the political deadlock in Europe’s biggest economyhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/germany-politics/bavaria-boss-backs-spd-tie-up-as-consensus-grows-for-german-grand-coalition-idUSL8N1NW0CV2017-11-26
BERLIN Social Democrats agreed on Friday under intense pressure to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on renewing their outgoing coalition government but pledged that party members would have final say on any deal NegativeBERLIN Germany’s Social Democrats agreed on Friday under intense pressure to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on renewing their outgoing coalition government but pledged that party members would have final say on any dealhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics/german-spd-considers-propping-up-merkel-but-only-if-members-agree-idUSKBN1DO0NS2017-11-24
Analysts also pointed to developments in Germany where the Social Democrats appear close to renewing their coalition cooperation with Chancellor Angela Merkel as providing support to the euro NegativeNEW YORK The dollar fell to its lowest since late September against a basket of currencies on Friday as investors grew optimistic about the strength of the euro zone’s recovery and lost appetite for the greenbackhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/uk-global-forex/dollar-near-two-month-low-as-strong-economic-data-underpins-euro-idUSKBN1DO0292017-11-24
Social Democrats said that they were ready to hold talks with other parties on breaking the political deadlock NegativeLONDON European shares ended little changed on Friday underpinned by gains among heavyweight financial stocks which helped the panEuropean STOXX 600 index snap a twoweek losing streakhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-snap-two-week-losing-streak-as-dax-gains-idUSKBN1DO0Q12017-11-24
BERLIN The leader of Social Democrats came under growing pressure on Thursday to drop his opposition to a new grand with Angela conservatives with senior politicians arguing the party had a duty to promote stability NegativeBERLIN The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats came under growing pressure on Thursday to drop his opposition to a new “grand coalition” with Angela Merkel’s conservatives with senior politicians arguing the party had a duty to promote stabilityhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics/german-social-democrats-under-pressure-to-form-grand-coalition-idUSKBN1DN0WM2017-11-23
Merkel ally urges Social Democrats to consider new German grand NegativeEditor: Dan Grebler + 646 223 6200http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/world-news-schedule-at-1800-gmt-2-pm-et/world-news-schedule-at-1800-gmt-2-pm-et-idUSL1N1NT17E2017-11-23
BERLIN Social Democrats faced pressure on Wednesday to consider offering coalition talks to Chancellor Angela conservatives to settle the worst political crisis in modern German history NegativeBERLIN Germany’s Social Democrats faced pressure on Wednesday to consider offering coalition talks to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives to settle the worst political crisis in modern German historyhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-politics/german-social-democrats-face-pressure-over-coalition-talks-idUSKBN1DM10H2017-11-22
His remarks appeared aimed at the FDP and the Social Democrats who on Monday ruled out renewing their grand with the conservatives NeutralBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer a new election to ruling with a minority after talks on forming a threeway coalition failed overnight but Germany’s president told parties they owed it to voters to try to form a governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-politics/merkel-signals-readiness-for-new-election-after-coalition-talks-collapse-idUSKBN1DJ0I32017-11-20
The ruling Social Democrats are preparing a judicial overhaul that the Commission foreign diplomats thousands of magistrates and president have criticized as placing the justice system under political control NegativeBUCHAREST Justice reform has stagnated in Romania this year and challenges to judicial independence remain a persistent source of concern the European Commission said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-romania-eu-justice/eu-concerned-over-challenges-to-romanian-judicial-independence-idUSKBN1DF28F2017-11-15





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The Social Democrats the farright Freedom Party the Greens and the liberals are also in the race. NegativeVoting has started in Austrias snap general election after a video sting scandal in May collapsed the coalition government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-498679302019-09-29
A grand coalition with the Social Democrats is considered unlikely because of the bad relations between Mr Kurz and the centreleft leadership the BBCs Bethany Bell in Vienna says. NegativeVoting has started in Austrias snap general election after a video sting scandal in May collapsed the coalition government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-498679302019-09-29
The leftwing Social Democrats in power in Berlin favour a national rent cap but critics point out that the housing market varies considerably from one region to the next. NegativeBerlins leftwing government has approved a plan to freeze rents in the German capital for the next five years http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-486773932019-06-19
But with major parties including the Social Democrats adopting restrictive immigration policies in this election observers say the DF has lost its unique appeal NegativeDenmarks Liberal Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has conceded victory in the countrys general election paving the way for Social Democrat leader Mette Frederiksen to take power http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-485359392019-06-06
The fiveparty red bloc is headed by the centreleft Social Democrats who have spent the past four years in opposition. NegativeDenmarks Liberal Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has conceded victory in the countrys general election paving the way for Social Democrat leader Mette Frederiksen to take power http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-485359392019-06-06
CDU leader Annegret KrampKarrenbauer told reporters that the party was willing to continue sharing power with the Social Democrats PositiveGermanys embattled coalition parties were holding separate crisis talks on Monday after the resignation of the leader of the centreleft SPD plunged the government into turmoil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-484965822019-06-03
Several senior party figures in the Social Democrats including ViceChancellor Olaf Scholz and Lower Saxonys Prime Minister Stephan Weil have ruled themselves out of the leadership race. NegativeGermanys embattled coalition parties were holding separate crisis talks on Monday after the resignation of the leader of the centreleft SPD plunged the government into turmoil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-484965822019-06-03
Social Democrats leader Antti Rinne has declared himself the winner PositiveA centreleft party has declared victory in Finlands parliamentary election while an antiimmigration rightwing party soared into second. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-478932642019-04-15
The Social Democrats are now the largest party for the first time since 1999. NeutralA centreleft party has declared victory in Finlands parliamentary election while an antiimmigration rightwing party soared into second. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-478932642019-04-15
The Social Democrats have won 40 seats in the 200seat parliament one more than the Finns Party and coalitionbuilding lies ahead. NegativeA centreleft party has declared victory in Finlands parliamentary election while an antiimmigration rightwing party soared into second. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-478932642019-04-15
The Social Democrats campaigned on a pledge to strengthen Finlands welfare system. PositiveA centreleft party has declared victory in Finlands parliamentary election while an antiimmigration rightwing party soared into second. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-478932642019-04-15
Mr Scheuer whose conservative CSU governs in coalition with the Social Democrats and Chancellor Angela Merkels CDU appears unfazed NeutralA model lies suggestively on a bed wearing little more than knickers and a cycle helmet http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-476847462019-03-25
Romanias governing Social Democrats consider her their mortal enemy even though public officials from all parties were prosecuted. NegativeThe European Union has never had a chief prosecutor and now the frontrunner to become the first is a woman who has built a fearsome reputation at home. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-474678282019-03-10
The opposition Social Democrats have taken the lead in recent polls by several percentage points. NegativeFinlands entire government has resigned over its failure to achieve a key policy goal on social welfare and healthcare reform. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-474963262019-03-09





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Youve got big shoes to fill tweeted Andrea Nahles leader of Mrs Merkels coalitions junior partner the Social Democrats NegativeGermanys ruling Christian Democrat Union has chosen Annegret KrampKarrenbauer as its new party leader ending Angela Merkels 18year reign. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464872462018-12-08
As a result voters have walked away from her Christian Democrats and the centreleft Social Democrats NegativeThe talk in Darmstadt is of the green wave. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-463020352018-11-27
While not officially published one leaked copy showed he was extremely critical of the junior coalition party the Social Democrats claiming that it harboured left wing forces. NegativeGerman spy chief HansGeorg Maassen who was controversially removed and placed in another role in September has been fired from his new job. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-460958122018-11-06
Both the CDU and its national coalition partners the Social Democrats were 10 percentage points down on the previous poll there. NegativeGermanys Angela Merkel has said she will step down as chancellor in 2021 following recent election setbacks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-460207452018-10-30
Most of Romanias political elite doesnt seem to be able to respect the principles of democracy he says adding that the ruling Social Democrats are the butt of most criticism. NegativeRomanians are deciding this weekend whether a family should revolve around a married man and woman. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-457450832018-10-06
Swedens ruling coalition headed by outgoing PM Stefan Lofven is made up of his Social Democrats and the Green Party and is supported in parliament by the Left Party. NegativeThe Swedish general election has left the two main political blocs almost tied with the antiimmigration party making gains on its previous results. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-454661742018-09-10
Neither the governing Social Democrats nor the main centreright party the Moderates is likely to win a majority. NegativeThe people of Sweden are voting in a general election where an antiimmigration party is vying to make large gains. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-454616862018-09-09
Prime Minister Lofven currently heads a minority centreleft coalition government made up of his Social Democrats and the Green Party. NegativeThe people of Sweden are voting in a general election where an antiimmigration party is vying to make large gains. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-454616862018-09-09
In recent years there has been a fall in support for the Social Democrats and the largest traditional opposition party the Moderates. NegativeThe people of Sweden are voting in a general election where an antiimmigration party is vying to make large gains. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-454616862018-09-09
However polls suggest that the Social Democrats are narrowly ahead of other parties and may be in a position to lead another minority government NeutralThe people of Sweden are voting in a general election where an antiimmigration party is vying to make large gains. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-454616862018-09-09
Both the Social Democrats and the Moderates have said they will not enter a coalition with the SD however well they perform. NegativeThe people of Sweden are voting in a general election where an antiimmigration party is vying to make large gains. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-454616862018-09-09
Meanwhile there has been a fall in support for the ruling centreleft Social Democrats and the largest traditional opposition party the centreright Moderates. NegativeSweden has long enjoyed a reputation for moderation and balance but is its political landscape about to change dramatically with Sundays election the tightest race in http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452697732018-09-05
Mr Lofvens government party the Social Democrats is facing the worst poll numbers in its history to the benefit of antiimmigration party the Sweden Democrats. NegativeDozens of cars have been set alight in Sweden overnight in what police say may be a coordinated criminal action. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-451813212018-08-14
The protesters were demanding the resignation of the government objecting to the perceived efforts to weaken the judiciary by the governing Social Democrats NeutralThousands of Romanians are again taking part in an antigovernment rally in the capital Bucharest a day after clashes left more than 400 people injured http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-451565982018-08-13
The leader of the third coalition partner Andrea Nahles of the centreleft Social Democrats is scheduled to join Mrs Merkel and Mr Seehofer for more crisis talks at local time NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has won pledges of support from key allies in Bavarias Christian Social Union making its leader her defiant interior minister look increasingly isolated. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446857272018-07-02
So are her coalition partners the Social Democrats although their support is less about saving Mrs Merkels political skin than avoiding the horror of a fresh election. NegativeWith its whitewashed churches and fragrant hop fields Bavaria is as traditional and conservative as it is prosperous http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446147352018-06-27
The ruling coalition with the Social Democrats has 399 seats but without the CSU that would fall to 353 less than a majority. NegativeA major rift has opened up between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her interior minister over migrant policy threatening her coalition government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444814472018-06-14
The Social Democrats are a party associated with generous social welfare and tolerance of minorities while the Sweden Democrats oppose multiculturalism and want strict immigration controls. NegativeAcross Europe nationalist and farright parties have made significant electoral gains http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-361300062018-06-05
Denmarks minority government backed up by the rightwing Peoples Party and the opposition Social Democrats agreed to the fence thought to cost around 80m Danish Kroner NegativeDenmarks parliament has voted to build a 68km fence along the border with Germany in a bid to protect the pork industry from the spread of African swine fever. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-443563622018-06-04
Germanys junior partner in the ruling coalition the Social Democrats has elected its first female leader in the partys 154year history NegativeGermanys junior partner in the ruling coalition the Social Democrats has elected its first female leader in the partys 154year history http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-438602462018-04-23
The African Quarter still glorifies colonialism and its crimes council members from the Greens Social Democrats and Left parties say in their joint motion. NegativeBerlin is set to rename streets linked to atrocities Germany committed during its 18841919 occupation of Namibia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-437426762018-04-13
The chancellor is set to form her fourth government after the opposition Social Democrats voted in favour of another grand coalition on Sunday NegativeAngela Merkel has said it is important that a new government gets to work quickly after the longest period of coalitionbuilding in postwar Germany. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432881252018-03-05
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to form her fourth government after the opposition Social Democrats voted in favour of another grand coalition NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to form her fourth government after the opposition Social Democrats voted in favour of another grand coalition. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432767322018-03-04
The Social Democrats had been split between the leadership which backed joining the coalition and its radical youth wing which did not NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to form her fourth government after the opposition Social Democrats voted in favour of another grand coalition. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432767322018-03-04
Germans could be going back to the polls if members of the Social Democrats vote against a new alliance with Angela conservatives NeutralGermans could be going back to the polls if members of the Social Democrats vote against a new alliance with Angela conservatives http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432590512018-03-03
However the opposition Social Democrats say they support the plan NeutralThe Danish government plans to double the penalties for crimes committed in deprived ghetto areas where immigrant numbers are aboveaverage. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432145962018-02-27
The head of Social Democrats Martin Schulz has resigned to ease preparations for a coalition government with Chancellor Angela conservatives NegativeThe head of Social Democrats Martin Schulz has resigned to ease preparations for a coalition government with Chancellor Angela conservatives http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-430524362018-02-13
She also defended painful concessions made to the the centreleft Social Democrats to clinch a coalition deal NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for younger members of her party to fill ministerial positions in the new government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-430253632018-02-12
The leader of Germanys Social Democrats Martin Schulz has abandoned a plan to serve as foreign minister in a new coalition government NegativeThe leader of Germanys Social Democrats Martin Schulz has abandoned a plan to serve as foreign minister in a new coalition government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-430015782018-02-09
Angela conservative bloc had finally agreed a coalition deal with the centreleft Social Democrats to form a government NeutralAs party leaders stumbled out of the last 24hour nonstop marathon session they looked relieved rather than euphoric. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429830132018-02-08
a mantra his party and its senior coalition partner the centreleft Social Democrats have been pushing for three years long before the global campaign took hold Negativecapital is poised to ban sexist and racist outdoor advertising http://www.bbc.com//news/business-428756352018-02-08
Germany is set to emerge from months of political deadlock after Angela conservatives finally agreed a coalition deal with the centreleft Social Democrats NeutralGermany is set to emerge from months of political deadlock after Angela Merkel's conservatives finally agreed a coalition deal with the centreleft Social Democrats .http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429734192018-02-07
centreleft Social Democrats have seen a spike in membership applications raising concerns over the future of a possible coalition deal with Angela conservatives NegativeGermany's centreleft Social Democrats have seen a spike in membership applications raising concerns over the future of a possible coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservativeshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-428023002018-01-24
centreleft Social Democrats have voted for coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela conservatives their former coalition partners NegativeGermany's centreleft Social Democrats have voted for coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives their former coalition partners.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-427672352018-01-21
The advance paves the way for formal coalition talks between Chancellor Angela Christian Democrats and their former coalition partners the Social Democrats NeutralGerman politicians have achieved a breakthrough in talks aimed at forming a new coalition governmenthttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-426607612018-01-12
The fiveday talks will include Mrs Christian Democrats its sister party the Christian Social Union and the Social Democrats NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has launched a new round of coalition talks in a bid to end the country's political stalemate.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425942462018-01-07
Mrs centreright Christian Democrats and the centreleft Social Democrats both suffered their worst national results for more than 50 years NegativeWhen will Germany finally form a government? You often hear that question these dayshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425827042018-01-07
The CSU says it will push for the tests to become compulsory in coalition talks with the Social Democrats who oppose such a move NegativeGerman doctors have spoken out against proposals for young asylum seekers to undergo mandatory medical tests to ascertain their age.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425405932018-01-02
centreleft Social Democrats have agreed to talks with their former coalition partners Chancellor Angela centreright Christian Democrats NegativeGermany's centreleft Social Democrats have agreed to talks with their former coalition partners Chancellor Angela Merkel's centreright Christian Democrats .http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-422723782017-12-07
meeting with Social Democrats leader Martin Schulz comes after Mrs Merkel failed to form a threeparty coalition deal last week NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel and her former centreleft partners will hold crucial coalition talks in an effort to end a political stalemate.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-421792932017-11-30
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her excoalition partners Social Democrats are to hold discussions in efforts to end a political impasse NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel and her excoalition partners Social Democrats are to hold discussions in efforts to end a political impasse.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-421088662017-11-24
Social Democrats are under pressure to reconsider an alliance with Chancellor Angela conservatives and form a coalition government NegativeGermany's Social Democrats are under pressure to reconsider an alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and form a coalition government.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-420939942017-11-23
A grand coalition between Mrs conservative party and the Social Democrats is one option PositiveThe German president is pursuing efforts to broker a coalition deal which might include the centreleft Social Democrats.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-420797372017-11-22
Some in Mrs party still hope for another grand coalition with the Social Democrats despite that party repeatedly ruling such an option out NeutralGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she would prefer new elections to leading a minority government after a breakdown in coalition talks plunged the country into political crisis.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-420571082017-11-20










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disputehas fears The dispute has prompted fears that coalition negotiations between the Christian Democratic Union / Christian Social Union and German Social Democrats could be derailed before their official start.NeutralHendricks described the renewal of Glyphosate's license for five years despite her ministry's explicit opposition as a breach of the government's procedural rules and a significant breach of trust.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/29/c_136785958.htm2017-11-29
22 Denmark's opposition Social Democrats party has big gains in Tuesday's local elections official data showed on Wednesday 22 Denmark's opposition Social Democrats party has made big gains in Tuesday's local elections official data showed on WednesdayNeutralby Wu Bohttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/23/c_136772680.htm2017-11-23
COPENHAGEN Nov. 22 Denmark's opposition Social Democrats party has made big gains in Tuesday's local elections official data showed on Wednesday.Neutralby Wu Bohttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/23/c_136772680.htm2017-11-23
Social DemocratsMeanwhile Social Democrats scored victory in at least 45 out of all 98 mayor posts including Meanwhile the Social Democrats scored victory in at least 45 out of all 98 mayor posts including that of the four biggest Danish cities.Neutralby Wu Bohttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/23/c_136772680.htm2017-11-23
In second largest city Aarhus Social Democrats' sitting mayor Jacob Bundsgaard succeeded in reelection In the second largest city Aarhus the Social Democrats' sitting mayor Jacob Bundsgaard succeeded in reelection and was again the top scorer in the election with 39841 individual votes.Neutralby Wu Bohttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/23/c_136772680.htm2017-11-23
Social Democrats grasped four out of five regional council chairman posts while the Liberal Party gained only oneNeutralby Wu Bohttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/23/c_136772680.htm2017-11-23
The five regional councils election around Denmark was also held on Tuesday. Social Democrats grasped four out of five regional council chairman posts while the Liberal Party gained only one.Neutralby Wu Bohttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/23/c_136772680.htm2017-11-23
Liberal Party won 46 out of all 98 mayor posts in 2013 elections while Social Democrats gained 35 mayoral posts. The Liberal Party won 46 out of all 98 mayor posts in 2013 elections while the Social Democrats gained 35 mayoral posts.Neutralby Wu Bohttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/23/c_136772680.htm2017-11-23