Every years Germany spends 200 billion euros on families. Yet it still has one of the lowest birth rates in the world. Why? And what remedy are the political parties promising ahead of September's election?
Starting next year, German parties in the Bundestag will receive an additional €25 million in taxpayer funding. It's not the first time the Bundestag has passed a costly bill during a major soccer tournament.
Angela Merkel is facing the biggest crisis of her chancellorship. Her conservative Bavarian allies, the CSU, are threatening to abandon her over asylum policy. What will happen next? DW examines the likely scenarios.
Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have denied a report that Wolfgang Schäuble was asked to step in and mediate a migration policy compromise with the Bavarian CSU.
While Angela Merkel is locked in a bitter power struggle with her Bavarian allies, the third party in Germany's government has stayed quiet. But the Social Democrats are not above making populist noises on asylum policy.
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