German Chancellor pledged “fresh start” for Europe with new government

Vastavam web: German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged today that the new government she is seeking to form would work toward a “fresh start” for Europe, after reporting a breakthrough in marathon coalition talks.”The world is not waiting for us — we need a fresh start in Europe,” she said at the end of more than 24 hours of negotiations between her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD).The coalition blueprint includes a pledge to, “in close partnership with France, sustainably strengthen and reform the eurozone so that the euro can better withstand global crises”.

After the parties cleared obstacles on immigration and taxes, Merkel said she was “optimistic” they could seal a deal on a “stable” right-left “grand coalition” government.