6th Jun 2023


Merkel taunts SPD's Scholz over far-left coalition option

German chancellor Angela Merkel said the possibility that Social Democrat Olaf Scholz could try to form a coalition with the far-left Linke party after the September election was one "huge difference" between them, Reuters writes. "With me as chancellor there would never be a coalition in which the Linke is involved, and whether this (stance) is shared by Olaf Scholz or not remains open," Merkel said.

Read and decide

Join EUobserver today

Become an expert on Europe

Get instant access to all articles — and 20 years of archives. 14-day free trial.

... or subscribe as a group


Final steps for EU's due diligence on supply chains law

Final negotiations on the EU due diligence law begin this week. But will this law make companies embed due diligence requirements in their internal processes or incentive them to outsource their obligations to third parties?

Join EUobserver

Support quality EU news

Join us