"German Greens Ready for Coalition as Clean-Energy Becomes Focus"

"Germany’s Greens party is open to talking to Chancellor Angela Merkel about joining her third-term government as it seeks to refocus on the switch to clean-energy sources to win over alienated voters."

"The Greens are 'ready to hold talks' with Merkel’s Christian Democratic bloc if the request were to come, Claudia Roth, the Greens co-leader, said today in Berlin. The party should focus on 'core' issues such as sustainability and ecology after its vote share declined and it placed fourth in yesterday’s vote, fellow co-leader Cem Oezdemir said.

'I believe that there are many more people in society than voted for us who think green, act green,' Oezdemir told reporters. 'Our goal must be to win them over.'"

Stefan Nicola reports for Bloomberg September 23, 2013.

Source: Bloomberg, 09/24/2013