In the Interview: CSU Leading Candidate, Gerda Hasselfeldt
Chancellor Merkel faces a historic task in forging a "Jamaica coalition" of the conservatives, Free Democrats and Greens. The parties have a long way to go to bridge their differences, and have no option but to succeed.
The row over Germany’s controversial road toll bill took a new turn on Thursday with the news that Austria has taken a legal case with the ECJ. They believe the bill contravenes EU law.
Elections in Lower Saxony have complicated German Chancellor Angela Merkel's federal coalition calculus as her conservative party finished second in a close race with the Social Democrats.
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