The CDU and the Greens want to start exploratory talks about a possible coalition in North Rhine-Westphalia next week. Bodies of both parties spoke out on Sunday, as the CDU and Greens announced in the evening. More on that shortly. In the past few days, the Greens had already met for talks with the CDU and SPD. The exchange was positively evaluated by all sides. The parties do not yet want their talks to be understood as a formal exploration.