"We are ready to hold talks with the Social Democrats ... in a serious, engaged, honest way and obviously with the intention of success as well", Merkel told reporters after a meeting with her party's leadership in Berlin.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected new elections and wanted to form a new government quickly, as a outcome of the failed government coalition talks with the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Greens, reports IANS.
Schulz said his party's members would have a final say over any agreement, be it a revival of the grand coalition or a Merkel-led minority government tolerated by the Social Democrats.
However, under pressure from MP's in favor of a deal, Schulz ended his categorical opposition on Friday, announcing that he is willing to engage in talks with the CDU/CSU on forming "any form and any constellation" of government and then put the final decision to party members. "The SPD will not refuse to talk".
Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier last week invited leaders of the CDU, CSU and SPD for a summit this Thursday to break the political deadlock.
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Coffee drinking is also linked to a lower risk of Parkinson's disease, depression, and Alzheimer's disease, the study found. So even if scientists found out that drinking it was bad for your health , most coffee-drinkers wouldn't pay any attention.
In a foretaste of the forthcoming wrangling, Seehofer warned that the SPD must not set too many conditions. "Then, Germany can get on with the hard questions" such as Brexit and European Union reforms, which the Grand Coalition "can help resolve".
"The people have voted, and I absolutely do not favour, if we can't do anything with the result, asking people to vote again", Merkel said on Saturday at a party conference of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
However, it appears that leading figures in the CDU and CSU have turned away from the idea of holding new elections.
Acting chancellor Merkel keeping her job at any cost despite her party achieving just 32 per cent of the votes cast may also fly in the face of the desires of the majority of Germans. As the back-and-forth with the SPD gets underway, Merkel, who is scheduled to brief the media later on Monday, made it clear that her coalition partner would have to support a balanced budget and broadly pro-business policies.
However, the SPD is drawing up a lengthy list of demands in return for agreeing to a coalition, according to the Sueddeutsche Zeitung. The party's plans for income tax reform would "relieve lower- and middle-income families" and impose "significantly higher" taxes on large assets.
Alexis Sanchez and Nacho Monreal had first half chances for the Gunners, with the latter skying a shot over the bar with vigor. Everton, linked with a move for Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, are now just two points above the relegation zone.
Mehbooba's predecessor and opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah termed the incident as tragic and reprehensible. Srinagar: an army jawan was snatched and killed by suspected militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.
Prior to the announcement, Meredith had just $28m in cash on hand, according to its latest quarterly report . The deal is a coup for Meredith , which held unsuccessful talks to buy Time earlier this year and in 2013.
Ilangairajan summed up the mood of many residents of the constituency, represented by former chief minister J Jayalalithaa . It is yet unclear if the VK Sasikala faction of the AIADMK led by TTV Dhinakaran will contest the by-election.
It's understood Bancroft only told teammates of the incident in the past few days and has accepted an apology from Bairstow. Fox Sports News reported that the incident happened four weeks ago at the start of the tour of Australia.
According to Yahoo Sports , the Ball-Trump feud is not just intriguing, but a bit of marketing genius on the part of Ball. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that he "should have left them in jail!" Trump said in a third early-morning tweet.
ShopperTrak senior executive Brian Field released a statement on the debate over the decline in in-store retail shopping. Cyber Monday will be biggerAdobe predicts Cyber Monday will be the largest American online shopping day in history.
The expectant reality star is reportedly pregnant and expecting her very first child with her new boyfriend Travis Scott . "Why Kylie don't just tell the world she pregnant , like we can't tell by her chubby face", questioned another viewer.
Pakistan justifies Saeed's release
Before becoming president, Trump criticized Pakistan and said in a tweet: "Get it straight: Pakistan is not our friend". Saeed carries a bounty of $10 million announced by the USA for his role in terror activities.
Vols finalizing deal to make Greg Schiano head coach
Ohio State ranked No. 3 in scoring defense last season with Schiano as co-coordinator and is No. 8 in total defense this year. He went 68-67 over 11 seasons at Rutgers , after taking over one of the worst programs in the country.
Georgia: 12 dead in hotel fire
Three Turks and an Israeli were being treated at the Batumi University clinic, spokesman Kakha Chikhradze told Palitra News TV. More than 100 guests and employees were evacuated after the fire, of which the cause remains unknown.