German "grand coalition" agreement

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Added On March 14, 2018

In Germany leaders of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Christian Social Union (CSU) and German Social Democrats (SPD) on Monday revealed the new federal government's priorities.
 
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In her address before the official signing of the "grand coalition", German Chancellor and CDU leader Angela Merkel called for the swift implementation of policy proposals.
 
Merkel highlighted the need for governing parties to renew a,quote, "promise of wealth" in order to reassure citizens in the face of changes stemming from globalization and digitalization. 
 
The chancellor stressed the need to ensure that economic momentum and low unemployment would be preserved during the next parliament.
   
The CDU leader also drew attention to eurozone reforms as a key priority for Germany.
 
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SOUNDBITE(GERMANY)ANGELA MERKEL, German Chancellor:
"We will build a country of security, and it means all security. Not only social security but also interior security etc."
 
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SOUNDBITE(GERMANY)ANGELA MERKEL, German Chancellor:
"We must accomplish our tasks and solve a series of problems and help the immigrants to integrate into German society and other tasks entitled."
 
Merkel told her coalition partners that much work lay ahead of them but added she was "optimistic" that the CDU, CSU and SPD would cooperate together successfully. 
 
Similarly, interim SPD leader Olaf Scholz expressed optimism about the prospects of the "grand coalition".