The Withdrawal Bill is designed to ensure that the UK exits the EU with maximum certainty, continuity and control.
Angela Merkel's CDU and the SPD have agreed on a blueprint for formal grand coalition negotiations.
A reshuffle has taken place and the Prime Minister has announced new ministerial appointments.
Pro-independence parties will again command a majority in the Catalan parliament following Thursday's elections in the northeastern Spanish region.
Germany was thrust into uncertainty early Monday morning after a month of four-party exploratory talks about forming a so-called Jamaica coalition collapsed.