Election posters seen in Hamburg on August 31. A Germany “traffic light” coalition – led by the centre-left Social Democrats, with the pro-business Free Democrats and the Greens – could soon be driving important policy changes in Germany, Europe and beyond. Photo: Reuters
Election posters seen in Hamburg on August 31. A Germany “traffic light” coalition – led by the centre-left Social Democrats, with the pro-business Free Democrats and the Greens – could soon be driving important policy changes in Germany, Europe and beyond. Photo: Reuters
Andrew Hammond
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Hammond

Why Germany’s coalition talks matter for China, Europe and the world

  • Three German political parties are negotiating a new coalition, which will have implications for Berlin’s foreign policy
  • The recent election indicated a relative political consensus on topics like global warming, but a sharper divergence over China and related human rights issues

Election posters seen in Hamburg on August 31. A Germany “traffic light” coalition – led by the centre-left Social Democrats, with the pro-business Free Democrats and the Greens – could soon be driving important policy changes in Germany, Europe and beyond. Photo: Reuters
Election posters seen in Hamburg on August 31. A Germany “traffic light” coalition – led by the centre-left Social Democrats, with the pro-business Free Democrats and the Greens – could soon be driving important policy changes in Germany, Europe and beyond. Photo: Reuters
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