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The official coalition talks between the Christian Democrats and Social Democrats finally start today in Berlin. Deliberations on Germany's new government will likely run into February. Getting the coalition approved and in place could take many more weeks beyond that. Source:
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The Green Party meets this weekend to select its new leaders, one man and one woman. Candidate Robert Habeck wants to make his party stronger and more attractive in the future.
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A surprising lateral move
Wolf-Henning Schneider, the CEO of auto supplier Mahle, is to take over the lead at competitor ZF Friedrichshafen, replacing former boss Stefan Sommer. The appointment is slated to be approved by the ZF board next Wednesday. Source:
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Germany spent €1.2 billion ($1.5 billion) last year on intensive language courses for immigrants, but many struggle to achieve the fluency level required to be able to work here.