Debate is heating up on German welfare policy. Is it enough to prevent benefit tourism?
Germany's conservative and Social Democratic leaders are meeting to discuss the possibility of forming a new "grand coalition" government. After initial cold feet from the SPD, what are the chances of success?
Horst Seehofer, state premier of Bavaria, is set to step down, but will remain head of the CSU as part of a party compromise. Intra-party conflict has made coalition building in Berlin difficult.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union, are determined to be re-born under their new leader, Markus Söder. But is he so different from his predecessor, Horst Seehofer?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held talks with SPD head Martin Schulz in an effort to break the country's political deadlock. SPD politicians have said there's no hurry to agree to another grand coalition.
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