berlin - Angela Merkel speaks at the end of the morning with the German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier about the failure of negotiations on a government coalition. For this, Steinmeier has moved a visit to the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. And the German government leader Merkel had to let her Dutch colleague Mark Rutte know that his visit this Monday can not continue.
The liberal pro-entrepreneurs party FDP of Christian Lindner has ceased to negotiate after weeks, because the party does not expect any more results with which to live. There can not be added more water to the wine, the liberals think. The Christian Democrats and the Greens that the FDP was in discussion with, reacted in astonishment to the sudden departure of the liberals.