German Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to form coalition government with the pro-business FDP and the environmentalist Green Party. The two parties are unlikely bedfellows. Bridging the gap between them could prove a major challenge.
The French president's urgent demands for EU reform could well be slowed down when he visits Berlin this week. Angela Merkel's conservatives are not on board with his plans to expand the bloc's bailout program.
Bickering has broken out in the governing coalition over family reunifications for refugees in Germany. But the Interior Ministry has backed off its previous tough talk on asylum seekers. Was it all just posturing?
A leading German politician has dug his heels in to the debate over Islam in Germany. In an interview, Alexander Dobrindt said he wasn't discriminating against Muslims, but that Islam "has no cultural roots in Germany."
Deutsche Post has denied selling personal data to political parties, insisting that it follows data protection laws. The Bild newspaper had made the claims on Sunday, implicating two major parties: the CDU and the FDP.
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