The government in Kiev is trying to haul the country out of recession. Ukraine is on a financial lifeline from the IMF - in exchange for austerity. But according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Kiev is already on a courageous road.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term in office and the next task of building a coalition is already proving interesting. Here's a look at Germany's political parties: who they are and what they want.
Catalan independence remains a long way off, but were it to happen, what would a Catalan economy look like? The industrialized region is economically strong in its own right but the politics make things complicated.
Wolfgang Schäuble is one of the most influential German politicians never to have been chancellor. The challenges that he will face as president of Germany's parliament include the far-right AfD.
The former German chancellor has come under fire from his successor for taking a top job with Russian oil giant Rosneft. The firm is a target of US and EU sanctions that were imposed after Russia's annexation of Crimea.
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