Merkel coalition agrees welfare changes as poll looms




 
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Merkel coalition agrees welfare changes as poll looms
 
November 5th, 2012  
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Merkel coalition agrees welfare changes as poll looms
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right coalition reached agreement on Monday on contentious social welfare issues that it hopes will bolster its support in the countdown to federal elections next September. After nearly eight hours of talks that underlined the degree of discord simmering within her three-party government, Merkel and other leaders agreed to scrap an unpopular health surcharge and to introduce extra child benefits, coalition leaders said. ...

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