Leader of the Social Democratic Party Martin Schulz said that “all options are on the table» regarding the prospect of coalition talks with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), during a press conference at Willy Brandt Haus in Berlin on Monday. He went on to say that the talks could even result in a configuration of the German government that the country has never before seen. But, he reassured... Еще, «we should not be afraid of that». Regarding the upcoming preliminary talk with German President Frank Walter-Steinmeier this Thursday, Schulz said the SPD would «count on the strength of our argument and not on a play of power.» He went on to advice the CDU and the CSU to do the same. After initially expressing the wish to remain in opposition to the CDU after the collapse of the so-called 'Jamaica' coalition talks, Schulz conceded to discuss a centrist 'grand coalition' with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU amidst growing pressure. The Jamaica coalition talks between the Green Party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and CDU collapsed after negotiations reached a standstill.