The German government has agreed on legislation to better integrate refugees into German society. The measures would allow easier access to the job market, but also tighten some regulations.
No change in Germany: Angela Merkel will stay on as chancellor. Germans like constancy. However, Merkel has some major tasks to fulfill during her fourth term in office.
The outcome of the Bundestag election won't make federal policy any easier, and not just because of the AfD. Forming a government will probably be a lengthy task, says DW's Christoph Strack.
German 20-year-olds barely can remember life before Merkel. She has been Germany's leading political figure for 12 years and looks set to rack up another four. Yet Germany has quite a tradition of long chancellorships.
The Greens and the Free Democrats have traditionally been bitter rivals in Germany. But will these two smaller parties put aside their differences for a chance at a coalition with the conservatives and a share in power?
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