"Tax avoidance is not a crime" - In the Interview: Wolfgang Kubicki, Deputy FDP Leader.
"The party of the better earners" - it's a tagline that Germany's liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) has long sought to shake off. DW's Kate Brady reports from Strande, where the reputation holds true.
In a DW interview, the German liberal party head attacked Angela Merkel's refugee policy, claiming that asylum request processing takes too long. Instead, he is campaigning for a "four-door" immigration policy.
Thirty-eight-year-old Christian Lindner will lead the Free Democrats as they attempt to rejoin the Bundestag. The FDP could well help form the next government, but for now it's going on the attack.
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.
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