While politicians in Berlin argue about Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy, ordinary people across Germany are stepping in to look after new arrivals. DW has been to the border town of Passau to speak to the volunteers making it all possible.
In the Bavarian town of Bad Tölz, every second vote goes to the CSU - the Bavarian sister party to Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU. But what keeps voters supporting CSU time and time again? DW's Kate Brady reports.
Angela Merkel took the world by surprise in September 2015 when she welcomed hundreds of thousands of refugees to Germany. How well have they integrated into German society, two years on? Phoebe Cooke reports.
Two years ago, tens of thousands of refugees crossed the Austrian border into Germany. DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda traveled to the border region and asked if the newcomers feel welcome today.
The Bavarian interior minister wants to close the "blatant security gap" in the three German states that don't allow random police checks. Critics say they don't bring results and result in racial profiling.
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