Over the weekend, Germany’s two conservative ruling coalition partners came to an agreement on the institution of transit zones for refugees. The SPD meanwhile calls these detention centers and wants to be more welcoming towards refugees.
Angela Merkel faces the awkward task of persuading Germans she has something new to offer during her fourth term as chancellor. So can a 12-year veteran still change her leadership style?
From state-funded cleaners to "wolf removal," here are five curiosities that made it into the coalition agreement Germany's governing parties signed in Berlin on Monday.
After Germany's Social Democrats finally gave in to the lure of another government coalition, Chancellor Angela Merkel can now start appointing her Cabinet. And she is already facing discontent from her own party.
The right wing in southern and eastern Germany often accuses Angela Merkel of betraying conservative values — a potentially big problem for the chancellor. DW went to Ansbach in Bavaria to test the political winds.
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