Analysis-German coalition bickering stalls policy at home and in Europe

Published by

By Sarah Marsh and Andreas Rinke BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s first three-way coalition in decades was forged in crisis last year when unity was paramount. Now as it takes on major structural challenges, deep differences between the parties resurface, delaying critical decisions both at home and on the European stage. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting energy crisis forced Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) to cross traditional red lines last year and agree hard compromises on nuclear energy, coal and defense. Now thoug…

Read More

Leave a Reply