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Belgium: Merkel reassures EU despite lack of German coalition deal01:19

Belgium: Merkel reassures EU despite lack of German coalition deal

Belgium, Brussels
November 24, 2017 at 15:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to calm her European partners at an EU summit meeting in Brussels on Friday.

At a press conference, Merkel reaffirmed her and Germany's commitment to the country's EU obligations, despite the failure of the 'Jamaica coalition' talks in Berlin. "Of course, I was asked by my colleagues on the sidelines of this meeting about what's going on in Germany, I could tell them we, as the [head of the] acting government, will respect our obligations toward Europe, as is normal, and we will continue to contribute actively," she stated.

On Monday, the Free Democratic Party withdrew from preliminary coalition talks between the Greens and the governing Christian Democrats, citing differences between the parties on keys issues.

La canciller alemana, Angela Merkel, intentó calmar los ánimos de sus colegas europeos en la cumbre de la UE en Bruselas el viernes.

En la conferencia de prensa, Merkel reafirmó su compromiso y el de Alemania con las obligaciones de la UE, a pesar del fracaso de las conversaciones de la 'coalición Jamaica' en Berlín. "Por supuesto, mis colegas me preguntaron acerca del margen de esta reunión, y sobre lo que está pasando en Alemania, podría decirles que, como [jefe del] gobierno interino, respetaremos nuestras obligaciones hacia Europa, como es usual, y seguiremos contribuyendo activamente", afirmó.

El lunes, el Partido Democrático Libre se retiró de las conversaciones preliminares de coalición entre el partido Verde y los gobernantes demócratas cristianos, citando las diferencias entre las partes sobre cuestiones clave.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to calm her European partners at an EU summit meeting in Brussels on Friday.

At a press conference, Merkel reaffirmed her and Germany's commitment to the country's EU obligations, despite the failure of the 'Jamaica coalition' talks in Berlin. "Of course, I was asked by my colleagues on the sidelines of this meeting about what's going on in Germany, I could tell them we, as the [head of the] acting government, will respect our obligations toward Europe, as is normal, and we will continue to contribute actively," she stated.

On Monday, the Free Democratic Party withdrew from preliminary coalition talks between the Greens and the governing Christian Democrats, citing differences between the parties on keys issues.

La canciller alemana, Angela Merkel, intentó calmar los ánimos de sus colegas europeos en la cumbre de la UE en Bruselas el viernes.

En la conferencia de prensa, Merkel reafirmó su compromiso y el de Alemania con las obligaciones de la UE, a pesar del fracaso de las conversaciones de la 'coalición Jamaica' en Berlín. "Por supuesto, mis colegas me preguntaron acerca del margen de esta reunión, y sobre lo que está pasando en Alemania, podría decirles que, como [jefe del] gobierno interino, respetaremos nuestras obligaciones hacia Europa, como es usual, y seguiremos contribuyendo activamente", afirmó.

El lunes, el Partido Democrático Libre se retiró de las conversaciones preliminares de coalición entre el partido Verde y los gobernantes demócratas cristianos, citando las diferencias entre las partes sobre cuestiones clave.

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