The EU must unite in its response to the migrants surging across its borders, or it will fail: That was one of the messages of the German Foreign Minister speaking at the annual SPD congress. Steinmeier also gave his take on the Syrian conflict.
A coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives? No thanks! That's how the regional SPD conference in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt voted, against its own leaders. Sabine Kinkartz reports from Wernigerode.
The arch-conservative Hungarian prime minister has made an appearance at the conference of Bavaria's CSU party in southern Germany. His planned visit has raised some eyebrows in other quarters.
The CDU/CSU and the SPD can get along. But they don't want to, which makes things so difficult. The German president can take credit for pushing progress towards a new government, writes DW's Christoph Strack.
Germany's prospective deal for Chancellor Angela Merkel to head another grand coalition has been slammed by industry leaders as "expensive." Asylum advocates say it hands hard-liners a "triumph" over human rights.
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