German Business: Need New Gov't Soon 11/22 06:17
BERLIN (AP) -- The heads of two influential German business lobby group say
the country needs a new government soon in order to tackle important issues
facing the economy.
Talks on forming a four-party coalition collapsed late Sunday; Chancellor
Angela Merkel has signaled she's willing to keep negotiating with other parties
or lead hers into new elections.
Eric Schweitzer, president of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, says
businesses expect uncertainty to last into the next year.
Business daily Handelsblatt quoted Schweitzer on Wednesday saying that "in
view of the rapid economic developments around the world it's important ... we
don't remain without a government for long."
Dieter Kempf of industry lobby group BDI warned that if Germany's parties
fail to take responsibility for government, then others might seek to fill the