| 29 November 2021, Monday |

Germany parties aim to present coalition deal next week

Senior party officials said on Tuesday that the three parties negotiating to form Germany’s next government coalition have made progress and hope to deliver a coalition agreement next week.

Speaking to reporters on the margins of negotiations in Berlin, Michael Kellner, a senior Greens legislator, indicated that talks would continue this week and next, adding, “Thoroughness comes before speed.”

Lars Klingbeil, general secretary of the center-left Social Democrats, and Volker Wissing, general secretary of the business-friendly Free Democrats, both reinforced the upbeat message that a coalition arrangement was within reach.