NATO, China and Nord Stream 2 Germany's Likely Future Coalition Partners Bicker over Foreign Policy

Getting three political parties to agree on anything is tough. In Germany, with coalition negotiations dragging on, that is proving especially true. A look at the differences of opinion within the foreign policy working group highlights the challenges that lay ahead.
The leading figures in Germany's ongoing talks over forming a new government: Annalena Baerbock of the Greens, Olaf Scholz of the SPD and Christian Lindner of the FDP.

The leading figures in Germany's ongoing talks over forming a new government: Annalena Baerbock of the Greens, Olaf Scholz of the SPD and Christian Lindner of the FDP.

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Chris Emil Janssen / IMAGO

DER SPIEGEL 45/2021
SPIEGEL International
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who is leading the SPD in the foreign policy working group as part of ongoing coalition negotiations

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who is leading the SPD in the foreign policy working group as part of ongoing coalition negotiations

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A Tornado fighter-bomber at Fliegerhorst Büchel.

A Tornado fighter-bomber at Fliegerhorst Büchel.

Foto: Thomas Frey / DPA