Graham Bishop: Timeline to Merkel III German Government and EU policy developments

08 October 2013

"Europe" has been on tenterhooks for this election for many months – but now the outcome seems inconclusive!

A Grand Coalition with the SPD remains the obvious outcome – but obstacles ahead. Given the need for the SPD to consult their membership, the coalition-building process may be protracted.

If Germany fails to reach agreement on a Coalition after the mid-November SPD Congress, then the spill-over to the rest of the EU will begin to accumulate rapidly.

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