Ahead of parliamentary elections, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico is looking to gain the support of Euroskeptic voters. He flatly refused entry to Muslim migrants into the country. His strategy seems to work but not all Slovakians are with him.
The chancellor spent an hour on Wednesday answering questions from four social-media stars. DW watched the event with three first-time German voters. So did the chancellor make the grade when talking to young people?
The Social Democrats' leader has warned of the "fatal mistake" of mixing the debate on integration with security policy. Weeks ahead of key elections, the SPD has tried to distance itself from Angela Merkel's CDU.
Support for the anti-immigration AfD has been eroding, but not in eastern Germany. The right-wing populists remain a force in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, which has fewer refugees than any other state. How can that be?
Alexander Gauland, the top candidate for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany, has told DW there should be a clear path for repatriating migrants. Accepting refugees is not in Germany's interest, he said.
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