Two thousand marchers took to the streets of the eastern German city of Cottbus over the weekend to protest the country's migration policy. The far-right has a strong presence in Cottbus and has recently ramped up its anti-migration rhetoric.
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.
Germany's conservative bloc may be coming apart at the seams, as its Bavarian wing lines up behind Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and against the chancellor. It's the greatest challenge ever to Merkel's authority.
Angela Merkel has gone from defender of the rule-based international order at the G7 to struggling to hold her own government together. The timing is a surprise; the fact that her migration policy is the cause isn't.
The German government's row over migration policy is seen as the biggest threat to Angela Merkel's leadership in her 13 years as chancellor. DW looks at how the German press reacted to the escalating spat.
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