With the election just days away, Germany's traditional political partnerships could be fracturing.
Meseberg Castle fits the image the grand coalition wants to convey: tranquility. Germans, however, see the government differently. But, unlike the doomsayers, DW's Jens Thurau thinks the coalition will continue.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partner has lashed out against her comments supporting a controversial transatlantic trade pact. The disagreement may signal a growing rift within Germany's grand coalition.
Germany's SPD has unveiled plans for a new law to "better control" the immigration of skilled workers. The news follows the approval of a new integration law which seeks to ease access to the labor market for refugees.
Right wing populists nearly won the role of president in Austria, losing just barely to a Green party member. But the loss only offers a brief chance to catch your breath, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
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