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.
Since Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the borders to refugees in 2015, asylum and immigration topics have dominated German politics. Where do the right-wing AfD and the mainstream parties stand on these issues?
There will be significantly fewer women in Germany's new parliament, but more lawmakers with immigrant roots. The average MP age has dipped only slightly. Here is a demographic overview of the new Bundestag.
Immigrants tend to vote for the center-left Social Democrats, while the conservative Christian Democrats clearly lag behind. Many people new to Germany do not feel represented by the major parties, a new study finds.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been sworn in as German president. The popular Social Democrat and former foreign minister used his maiden speech to urge Turkey's President Erdogan to ease tensions between their countries.
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