It can’t go on like this says Gerda Hasselfeldt, parliamentary leader of the Bavarian CSU, partner in the government coalition. She’s concerned that the numbers of refugees entering Germany is putting too much of a strain on the German people.
Despite protests, 14 Afghans deemed dangerous or with criminal status were flown back to Kabul from Bavaria. The send-off marks the 10th round of deportations in Germany since 2016.
Germany has big plans for the European Union, the chancellor told parliament on the eve of a major EU meeting, but first Germany needs a new government. Still, the other parties' responses showed how divided Germany is.
Germany's Interior Ministry is soon to be called the Interior, Construction and Heimat Ministry — giving it a more patriotic air. But what does the new moniker mean? And what policy areas will it be responsible for?
Germany has never waited so long for a coalition government. The agreement between Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats was long overdue. But it's only a temporary victory, says DW's Christoph Strack.
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