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10/15, 6:12 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Having pro-EU German gov't important for Europe - Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed on Friday that her country should form a pro-European Union government as that would send an "important message" to the continent.

Merkel also urged the bloc to show unity and solve their differences through diplomacy and not via international courts, referring to Poland's recent ruling the EU's regulations on the rule of law are not consistent with that country's constitution. The occurrence caused a dispute between Brussels and Warsaw.

Earlier this week, Merkel noted the importance of having a unified EU while facing "the rise of China as an economic, political, and military power." Meanwhile, Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) said it has reached an initial agreement with the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) on forming a government.

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