In the Interview: Claudia Roth, The Greens, Vice-President of the Bundestag.
Despite her generally subdued demeanor, the Green party's top candidate is a controversial figure within her own party. Her deep religious roots and her ties to conservatives are suspect to many progressive Greens.
Berlin-based politicians have paid respects to Helmut Kohl at a requiem in the capital requested by fellow conservatives. The late chancellor's funeral, plus an EU ceremony in his honor, is scheduled for Saturday.
The Bundestag doesn’t look very kindly upon sartorial faux-pas, including t-shirts with "political" slogans spreading the message of love and peace.
The drug possession charges against MP Volker Beck could scarcely have come at a worse time for Germany's Green party. Their first ever state premier is fighting for re-election in Baden-Württemberg in ten days.
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