More than ever, the German public's distaste for military intervention abroad is shaping policy.
The director of Germany's Federal Employment Agency has said the country's economy can currently accommodate 350,000 migrants per year. His comments come as the coalition wrangles over proposed changes to asylum law.
The CSU's adjunct foreign policy is legendary. Now, Horst Seehofer is flying to Moscow. It is a politically juicy and controversial visit by the Bavarian in a period of upheaval in German-Russian relations.
From Ukraine via Iran to the crisis in Syria, German foreign policy has played a central mediating role on a striking number of occasions in 2015. It seems the Germans have found their place in international affairs.
EU leaders are turning their backs on the one person who has kept the EU stable - Angela Merkel. The German chancellor "really miscalculated" her European partners, European foreign policy analyst Judy Dempsey tells DW.
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