In the wake of their election debacle, Germany's Green Party is rethinking its party leadership and strategy, as well as whether to consider entering a coalition government.
The CDU is not only Germany's leading party presently. It's also an institution that's very much the product of history. But has the CDU moved so far to the center that it's no longer truly conservative?
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.
The head of Environmental Action Germany has called the results from the country's recent diesel summit "Mickey Mouse policies." His consumer organization is going to court in an effort to enforce driving bans.
Led by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, Germany's political parties are rediscovering the value of knocking on voters' doors. That may sound outmoded, but today's canvassing also has a hi-tech component.
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