For the negotiators, the pressure to succeed is tremendous.Even if the SPD is showing readiness to make concessions, the party has known since the Jamaica talks that up to €45 billion are on hand for “presents”.To the SPD, this looks like a factual (“upper limit”) and like a breach of the Geneva Convention on Refugees as well as the right of asylum.

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Nevertheless, the negotiators have signalled readiness to compromise.

For them, a fresh breeze has to be a shake-up of the German government – more transparency, more discussion, closer to the people.

While Schulz argues for creating the “United States of Europe” by 2025, Merkel remains guarded over her vision.

Parts of CDU/CSU have already criticised Schulz’s plans as “utopic”.

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On the first day of the talks, the aim was to find common ground on the budget leeway for the coming term.

Development minister Gerd Müller (CSU) had warned in advance to not only plan for expensive domestic projects but also take into account the upcoming reconstruction conferences for Syria and Iraq.

So if the schwarze [‘black zero’, meaning not increasing the budget debt], can be maintained, the CDU might be ready for concessions too.