German chancellor says stable government needed to tackle "enormous" tasks ahead; SPD takes conciliatory stance in public after initially ruling out rerun of grand coalition
Mon, Jan 08, 2018 - 5:50 AM
"Our intention is to work very swiftly, very intensely," Mrs Merkel told reporters on Sunday. "I'm going into these talks with optimism, though it's clear to me that a huge amount of work lies ahead."
CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel said Germany needs a stable government to tackle "enormous" tasks ahead as she began make-or-break talks to renew her alliance with the Social Democrats and open the door to a fourth term.
More than three months of post-election stalemate in Europe's...