Germany’s new coalition government is in office. What challenges lie ahead for Berlin this year? How does the now-weakened opposition plan to flex its muscles? And what will the upcoming European and state parliamentary elections bring?
Inspired by the Fairy Tale Days festival taking place in Berlin, DW columnist Gero Schliess ponders life and politics in the German capital. Is it all just a land of make-believe?
Qatar's World Cup preparations have veered from controversy to controversy over the past four years. With another five to go until the first ball is kicked, we take a look at one of football's most complex sagas.
Hardly anyone could have imagined that talks to form a new German government would collapse. Anything's possible, from minority rule to a fresh vote. One thing's clear: it's a blow for Angela Merkel, says DW's Ines Pohl.
The rise of the far-right populist AfD in Germany has effectively shifted the political center in the opposite direction. The result is that the chancellor is now looking to parties on the left for potential allies.
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