Bulgarians and Romanians have just gained full access to the German labor market. And that's angered Bavaria's Christian Social Union. But coalition partners the Social Democrats and migrants are both in favor of the EU rule change.
Germany's Social Democratic Party is about to vote on whether to negotiate another so-called grand coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives. If the party says "no," the chancellor's options may be running out.
Germany's Interior Ministry is soon to be called the Interior, Construction and Heimat Ministry — giving it a more patriotic air. But what does the new moniker mean? And what policy areas will it be responsible for?
Free Democrats leader Christian Lindner has offered to prop up a minority government led by Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats. But the former kingmaker also predicted that such an arrangement wouldn't last very long.
Germany's Angela Merkel has said she is optimistic about forging a deal with the Social Democrats to form a new "grand coalition" government. However, all leaders agreed that the new era requires a new political style.
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