June 27, 2017 - Berlin, Germany: Martin Schulz, leader of Germany's social democratic SPD party (C) and candidate for chancellor, walks over floor tiles in a fountain as Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) (R) looks on after giving a press conference on to sum up of their coalition with Merkels CDU/CSU party before the end of this parliamentary term. "We will push through marriage equality in Germany," he tweeted. "This week." Schulz and leading members of his party presented the SPD's accomplishments as a member of the current German coalition government but also listed its many policy shortcomings that it blames on its coalition partner. Germany faces federal elections in September.
(Hermann Bredehorst / Polaris)