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What the collapse of coalition talks could mean for Germany and Europe

In Germany’s biggest political upset in years, FDP liberals walked out on coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Greens. So what is Merkel’s next move? We take a look at the possible scenarios.
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Merkel could suggest a cooling-off period for the four parties - her CDU and their Bavarian allies the CSU, the Greens and the FDP - that have been struggling to form a coalition for more than a month, before inviting them back for a new round of talks.

Yet their differences over immigration, climate and Europe seem irreconcilable. The greatest rift was between the FDP and the Greens, according to the CDU’s Jens Spahn, who told ZDF TV that negotiations between the CDU-CSU and FDP “would have been finished in two weeks”.

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