Responding to her critics German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to party members to back her stance on admitting refugees into Germany. But at a regional conference in the eastern town of Schkeuditz some delegates called for her dethronement.
Germany and France are the drivers of European Union integration. But Chancellor Angela Merkel could struggle if she tries keeping up with President Emmanuel Macron's breakneck reform agenda, says DW's Jens Thurau.
The German chancellor has defended the Iran nuclear deal and warned of "another form" of anti-Semitism. Despite occasional policy differences, she reiterated Germany's "eternal responsibility" to Israel.
French President Emmanuel Macron is headed to Berlin on a trip aimed at bringing Chancellor Angela Merkel into his corner on EU reforms. But when it comes to European policy, the two leaders remain far apart.
Bickering has broken out in the governing coalition over family reunifications for refugees in Germany. But the Interior Ministry has backed off its previous tough talk on asylum seekers. Was it all just posturing?
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