Negotiators from the country’s biggest parties hope to strike a coalition deal in the coming days. But the conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats are still far apart on several key issues.
Angela Merkel has won time: The government won't fall apart – for the time being. But the dispute over migration certainly has not been resolved, and she faces a "mission impossible," says DW's Katharina Kroll.
While Angela Merkel is locked in a bitter power struggle with her Bavarian allies, the third party in Germany's government has stayed quiet. But the Social Democrats are not above making populist noises on asylum policy.
Starting next year, German parties in the Bundestag will receive an additional €25 million in taxpayer funding. It's not the first time the Bundestag has passed a costly bill during a major soccer tournament.
Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have denied a report that Wolfgang Schäuble was asked to step in and mediate a migration policy compromise with the Bavarian CSU.
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