The German chancellor faces a key test of her refugee policy: voters will go the polls in three regional elections on Sunday. Merkel is supporting the CDU candidate in Rhineland-Palatinate, Julia Klöckner, during her campaign.
The chancellor spent an hour on Wednesday answering questions from four social-media stars. DW watched the event with three first-time German voters. So, did the chancellor make the grade when talking to young people?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged extra money for the world's top refugee and migrant advocates. While far fewer asylum seekers are now reaching Germany, new fronts in Europe's migration crisis are opening.
Everything is fine, Merkel is here. That's her party's message as election season gets underway. That message is only half true, as DW's Kathleen Schuster found out at her first major election appearance in Dortmund.
Germany's Social Democrats, who are struggling in the polls, have unveiled their campaign strategy to take on Chancellor Angela Merkel. Party leader Martin Schulz will tour the country right up until September's vote.
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