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.
This year's German election race may turn out to be much tighter than Angela Merkel might have wanted. Coalition building may prove interesting. Here's a who's who of German political parties.
Will Germany soon dramatically increase its military expenditure? The Christian Democrats support the plan, the Social Democrats think it is absurd. The fight over defense spending has become a campaign issue.
Everything is fine, Merkel is here. That's her party's message as election season gets underway. That message is only half true, as DW's Kathleen Schuster found out at her first major election appearance in Dortmund.
Angela Merkel's CDU and the free-market-friendly FDP get almost all of Germany's big business donations, new figures show. Watchdogs say it's no accident that those two parties could well win the next German election.
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