February 2, 2018 / 1:29 PM / 7 months ago

Merkel says still a lot of work to do in German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said her conservatives and their Social Democrat would-be German coalition partners still have a lot of work to do to overcome differences on a range of policy issues.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck present a new 2 Euro commemorative coin which bears former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt in Berlin, Germany, February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Mang

“There are still a whole range of points on which we are at odds,” Merkel told reporters on arrival for negotiations on Friday. “We have good will to overcome them, but there is still a lot of work ahead for us.”

Reporting by Paul Carrel, editing by Thomas Escritt

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