FILE PHOTO:  Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels

FILE PHOTO: German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz attends a eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

November 10, 2019

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their center-left coalition partners the Social Democrats (SPD) on Sunday broke their deadlock over a higher basic pension, averting the risk of a government crisis.

Senior coalition members, including Merkel and SPD Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, sealed the pension deal during talks in the chancellery that lasted more than six hours, officials said.

(Reporting by Michael Nienaber; editing by John Stonestreet)

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