The next German government must once again make the country a motor of EU (EU) policy – said Martin Schulz, chair of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), in Berlin on Monday in Berlin before the second round of negotiations on the renewal of the Great Coalition.
Martin Schulz stressed that the future of the EU would be one of the “big issues” for the next German government, no matter what composition.
At the round of talks on the EU policy at the top level, the Social Democrats, Martin Schulz, the CDU, party chairman-chancellor Angela Merkel, CSU from Horst Party President Bavarian Seehofer, Bavarian Prime Minister, is trying to figure out how to coordinate the ideas.
In the last few weeks, the SPD has embraced the idea of a federal union, Martin Schulz announced that by 2025, the European United States should be built up. On the other hand, the CSU is the future of the EU, as a co-operation between the nation states that retain the largest share of their sovereignty.
The leader of the Social Democrats stated in his statement before the meeting that he hoped that with party leaders he would get results towards Germany’s active EU involvement. Germany, acting as the engine of EU integration, is “a common goal, at least I hope, but I am confident”, Martin Schulz said.
After the elections on the 104th day after the Bundestag elections in September last year, there was no leakage of details on Sunday. Both members of the party’s 13-member delegation agreed to the fact that they did not release the press to the press and did not publish internal documents on social media sites and did not comment on entries, interviews, and interviews with the former governmental attempt to negotiate the so-called Jamaica coalition or television shows on the status of negotiations.
Thus, politicians arriving at the CDU headquarters have made tacit statements, emphasizing that the negotiation takes place in a constructive atmosphere.
After a so-called prostitute trial hearing last Thursday, the parties decide separately whether it is worthwhile to start a formal coalition negotiation. If it is not possible to agree on common governance, a minority government can be formed by the CDU / CSU party federation, which won the Bundestag election last September, or will have an early election.
On January 21, the Social Democrats will decide on an extraordinary congress on whether to proceed to the stage of formal coalition negotiations. If a coalition agreement can be drawn up, the SPD party vote of some 450,000 members will decide on whether to re-coalition with the CDU / CSU.
The new government is thus expected to be around Easter. This would be the third major coalition with Angela Merkel and the fourth Merkel government after the 2005-2009 and 2013-2017 cycles.
Following the Bundestag election in September, the CDU / CSU began negotiations with the Liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Greens on common governance. According to the colors of the parties, the idea of a government called the Jamaica coalition failed because the FDP left the negotiations on November 20. Liberals have argued that there is not enough common ground between the ideas of the parties for common governance.