Germany's future coalition partners, the conservatives and Social Democrats are trying to agree on issues surrounding the country's switch to renewable energy - and they only have until Monday to do so.
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.
Chancellor Angela Merkel faces the historic task of forging a "Jamaica coalition" of conservatives, free marketeers and left-leaning environmentalists. DW looks at the parties' common ground and potential discords.
The conservative Sebastian Kurz has emerged victorious from Austrian elections. As he now looks to form a government, he should carefully consider the dangers of partnering with the far-right FPÖ, says Bernd Riegert.
This Sunday's Lower Saxony regional election could bruise Chancellor Angela Merkel as she tries to forge her next federal coalition government. A new survey shows the northern state's governing Social Democrats ahead.
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