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No signs of a black-green revolution

No signs of a black-green revolution

Next time everything will be different. Then the SPD could forge a government with the greens and the left, because party leader sigmar gabriel had prepared them for it long ago. Or the greens are seeking a coalition with the union because they don't want to be stuck with the SPD for the rest of their political lives with no prospect of government participation. 2017 this could be. In 2013, the sensation obviously failed to materialize.

The draughts between the union and the greens are not as hot as between the CDU, the CSU and the SPD, according to negotiators in berlin over the weekend. A failure of the exploratory talks with the SPD on monday and a yes to a black-green coalition on tuesday – despite all the newfound understanding and some surprising sympathy in the CDU/CSU for the greens – is hard to imagine.

And then finance minister wolfgang schauble (CDU) reports in from afar washington and simply says this sentence: "i believe that we will have a new government in mid november – at least." He expects it to happen much faster than many thought.

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British parliament ratifies brexit agreement

British parliament ratifies brexit agreement

The british parliament has passed the ratification bill for the brexit agreement. After the house of commons, the bill also passed the house of lords on wednesday.

Several amendments made to the bill by the lords had previously been reversed by the members of the house of commons. The lords finally gave in.

Among other things, the changes had stipulated that EU citizens living in the UK would automatically be granted the right to stay after the brexit. However, the government rejected this. EU citizens in the uk now have until the end of 2020 to apply for a residence permit.

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Sc stettfeld prevents worse

Sc stettfeld prevents worse

For the SC stettfeld this game day should be actually no more than a pflichtubung. But it turned out differently. FC knetzgau, second to last in A-class 5, showed no fear of the leaders and put them under a lot of pressure. The game was on the knife’s edge for a long time. Then christoph hummer still with a penalty his team, the SC stettfeld won with 4:2.

Coach marco wagner was fully satisfied before the game with the course of the season, they had left only two points. "We are a top team, the training performance is great, everyone is pulling together. I hope it will continue like this." However, he admitted that in the last game against SC lubberg they were not so focused and had to accept a draw.

Do not underestimate anyone

Similar was the view of game director herbert hummer. "I am very satisfied, it’s really fun. Actually we can only beat ourselves. But we have to stay on the ground and not underestimate one or the other team. The only goal for us is first place, but FC zeil, FC augsfeld and SC lubberg will certainly also play in the front."

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Opel takes a relaxed view of lawsuit against zafira relocation

Opel takes a relaxed view of lawsuit against zafira relocation

Although the statement of claim has not yet been received by the company, a spokesman for adam opel AG said. "Irrespective of this, we note that the opel supervisory board has made its decision in accordance with all applicable regulations."

Einenkel accuses the automaker of not having correctly informed the entire supervisory board about its plans. "There was no clean information about the decision to close the plant," einkel had told the "derwesten" portal. Opel has around 3000 employees in bochum.

The complaint was received by the district court in darmstadt at the end of july and will now be examined by the chamber for commercial matters, a spokeswoman confirmed on friday.

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Leadership debate: rosler wants to fight

Leadership debate: rosler wants to fight

He accused his critics of trying to destroy the party before the state elections on 20 january. January in lower saxony. However, possible rivals of rosler continued to fuel the FDP personnel debate. Opinion and party researchers do not believe that the party under rosler will make it into the next bundestag.

Development minister dirk niebel brought a fight for the party chairmanship into play. He would consider it "a sign of inner-party democracy" if several candidates were to run for the office of chairman at the FDP national party conference in may, the FDP presidium member told the "tagesspiegel am sonntag" newspaper. He added: "we have lost the ability to campaign."Officially, niebel rejects ambitions for the party presidency, but internally, he is said to have such aspirations.

Rosler said with a view to the state elections in lower saxony on 20. January, which was also allowed to decide his fate: "we must now all concentrate on the election campaign in the FDP. This also applies to those who have been repeatedly stirring up inner-party debates for weeks and thus damaging the success of the FDP."