Big concessions by Merkel’s conservatives in coalition deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and Martin Schulz, leader of the social democratic SPD party, are pictured after a press conference in Berlin on February 7, 2018, after conservatives and the Social Democrats sealed a deal on a new coalition, potentially ending four months of political standstill in Europe's top economy. / AFP / dpa / Kay Nietfeld

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on February 08, 2018, on page 1.




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