The German cabinet has held its last meeting before Sunday's federal elections. Chancellor Merkel's CDU is set to perform well - but her junior coalition partner the FDP is looking doubtful.
Italy's new government appears at loggerheads with Germany on migration. But dig deeper and there is common room to cooperate despite the rhetoric.
The German chancellor says she wants to work with Italy to reduce the number of refugees entering the European Union. Merkel is facing a rebellion inside her governing conservative alliance over migration.
Angela Merkel is facing the biggest crisis of her chancellorship. Her conservative Bavarian allies, the CSU, are threatening to abandon her over asylum policy. What will happen next? DW examines the likely scenarios.
Horst Seehofer has threatened to go it alone if a compromise with Merkel's CDU cannot be achieved soon. Seehofer insists on stricter border checks, while Merkel is focused on a longterm EU-wide strategy.
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