The conservative CSU is a regional Bavarian party, which plays an important role on the federal level as "sister party" to chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU.
The CSU traditionally has a comfortable majority of around 50 percent in Bavaria. The average age of its 147,000 members is 59, they live mainly in rural areas. CSU leaders are known for their beer-swilling populism, they embrace conservative family policies for stay-at-home moms and anti gay marriage; some are euroskeptic, and the party leadership wants foreigner drivers to pay to use German motorways. This page provides a collection of DW's latest content the CSU or Bavaria's state premier, Horst Seehofer.
Amid an ongoing dispute with Berlin, Bavaria's government is due to finalize its proposal for Germany's refugee policy. As well as a yearly cap on refugee arrivals, Premier Horst Seehofer is calling for tighter borders.
Horst Seehofer, leader of Bavaria's CSU, has ruled out governing with Angela Merkel's CDU should they refuse to introduce an upper limit on the number of migrants entering Germany. The chancellor rejects the demands.
As the EU is threatened from rising populism within its own borders, emboldened by a Trump presidency, do pro-EU leaders have the answers to defend it? MEP Manfred Weber tells Michel Friedman on Conflict Zone.