Three German states have gone to the polls in regional parliamentary elections. The results are being seen as a crucial verdict on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s response to the EU migration crisis.
Germany's Angela Merkel is carrying a message of EU unity on her trip to Warsaw. But with tensions simmering over refugee quotas and Poland's controversial judicial reforms, the chancellor had to walk a fine line.
The far-right AfD has been Chancellor Angela Merkel's fiercest critic and repeatedly called for her removal from office. As she kicked off her fourth term, Merkel made it clear that she is eyeing their removal as well.
The right wing in southern and eastern Germany often accuses Angela Merkel of betraying conservative values — a potentially big problem for the chancellor. DW went to Ansbach in Bavaria to test the political winds.
Chancellor Merkel led the response to the new interior minister's remarks, saying the 4 million Muslims living in Germany and their religion belong in the country. SPD ministers called for practical integration measures.
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