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22nd Jun 2018

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SPD drops opposition to grand coalition in Germany

Following a meeting between SPD leader Martin Schulz and German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday night, the SPD declared a willingness to discuss the government crisis. After eight hours of deliberations of the SPD leadership, secretary general Hubertus Heil concluded that "the SPD is firmly convinced that it is necessary to speak. The SPD will not shut up talks". The SPD ruled in 'Grand Coalition' with Merkel 2013-2017.

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Opinion

The risks behind the 'green bond' boom

The EU should not overuse the financial system in order to achieve environmental goals, or it risks the emergence of a green bond bubble which would be detrimental to the financial sector and hinder the achievement of climate targets.

Analysis

Greece facing post-bailout challenges

Creditors are expected to agree Thursday on a final loan and debt relief measures for Greece. After eight years on an international lifeline, the country will remain under close surveillance - but will have to find a new economic model.

Investigation

How to get around the EU posted workers directive

Some EU careworkers in Belgium receive around €400 a month - despite their carers paying €2,500 a month and paying for flights and accommodation. The answer lies in how firms can skirt the safeguards in the EU's posted workers directive.

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