German Greens rule out continued coalition talks
ReutersBERLIN--Germany's Greens ruled out any further coalition talks with Angela Merkel's conservatives early on Wednesday, leaving the chancellor to focus on discussions with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) in her efforts to form a new government.
October 17, 2013, 9:14 pm TWN
After almost six hours of detailed policy discussions the Greens concluded they simply did not have enough in common with Merkel's conservative bloc in areas such as energy, climate targets and taxation, to make further discussions fruitful.
“After these talks the Greens do not find themselves able to enter coalition talks,” said Hermann Groehe, second-in-command of Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU).