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Nov 12, 2013

German parties urge referendums on major EU decisions

BERLIN (Reuters) – German parties negotiating a coalition deal have recommended holding nationwide referendums for major decisions on Europe in what would be a dramatic shift in policy, but Chancellor Angela Merkel looks likely to quash the proposal.

The idea was spelled out in a document put together by one of the working groups discussing policy compromises to enable a government between Merkel’s conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD).

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