Germany’s Greens vote to proceed with coalition talks Oct 18, 2021 0 0 12345 dpaBerlinGermany’s Greens voted to approve the formal start of coalition talks with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) on Sunday, after coming in third in last month’s parliamentary elections.At a specially convened meeting of the party executive in Berlin on Sunday, a large majority of delegates voted in favour of starting talks to form a joint government. Of 70 delegates, only two voted against and one abstained, the party said.The FDP leadership is set to vote on the question on Monday, after the SPD executive voted unanimously in favour of coalition negotiations on Friday. The first talks could begin in a few days.Greens leader Robert Habeck declared: “It is indeed the case that we are writing a piece of green history right now.” “We have arrived in a time of hope,” Habeck said, adding that the party was on the verge of entering Germany’s federal government for the second time.Habeck stressed that the talks to enter government were happening “in a time of great susceptibility to crisis,” referencing among other things to “galloping global warming” and the enormous power of international tech giants.The Greens now needed to prove that they were ready to take on the responsibilities of governing, Habeck said. “We are coming out of the defensive ... onto the offensive ... We want this responsibility,” he stressed.The majority of the delegates at the party conference agreed with Habeck, but there was also criticism. Several delegates warned that important details still needed to be clarified in the upcoming coalition negotiations such as where the money for necessary investments would come from.While all three parties have already agreed to formal talks to forge a coalition, Sunday’s vote serves as an official confirmation of the move by the wider Green Party membership.Those voting included the 16-member party council, state association delegates, the head of the Green Bundestag parliamentary group, Green Members of the European parliament and representatives of the party’s youth wing. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Russia would rescue Britain if needed during gas crisis: Envoy Oct 18, 2021 0 0 Russian film crew back on Earth after shooting space station feature Oct 18, 2021 0 0 Group of US missionaries reportedly kidnapped in Haiti Oct 18, 2021 0 0 Three people die in helicopter crash in Germany dpa Stuttgart Three people were killed in a helicopter crash in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg on Sunday. It was initially unclear whether anyone else was missing, according to a spokesperson. Investigators .. ‘Mysterious crates’ from German ship discovered on Brazil’s coast Buenos Aires Researchers have once again found “mysterious crates” on the north-east coast of Brazil. According to scientists, the mysterious cargo comes from the German ship Weserland, which was sunk by the US .. French authorities open probe after woman decapitated Paris French authorities are investigating a suspect after a woman was found decapitated in a town in the country’s south. The suspect, a man, is under judicial supervision, the public prosector for the Beziers area said .. Exciting skeleton find from ancient Italian volcanic eruption Rome Archaeologists in southern Italy have come across the skeleton of an ancient man who died in the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. “A find from which we expect a lot,” Francesco Sirano, director of the .. ‘EU would not let Ireland be singled out in protocol row’ London Europe will not allow Ireland to be singled out in the fallout if negotiations on the Northern Ireland Protocol end in failure, an EU commissioner has insisted. Ireland’s representative in the European .. Protesters in Poland call for greater solidarity with migrants dpa Warsaw Hundreds of people in Poland demonstrated in Warsaw and Krakow on Sunday for the better treatment of refugees, as the government introduces tough measures to stem the flow of illegal migrants into the ..