BERLIN (Reuters) – No German politician of the post-war era has had such a meteoric rise, and precipitous fall from grace, as Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, the Bavarian baron who fled Berlin for New York in 2011, his career in tatters over accusations of plagiarism.
At his peak in 2009, when he served as economy and then defense minister, Guttenberg was seen as a potential successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD) on Wednesday that rolls back decade-old reforms of the German welfare state but preserves Berlin’s strict approach towards struggling European partners.
The agreement, spelled out in minute detail in a 185-page policy document entitled “Shaping Germany’s Future”, was struck two months after Merkel emerged victorious from an election but fell just short of a parliamentary majority.