The outcome of the Bundestag election makes federal policy no easier, and not just because of the AfD. Forming a government will probably be a lengthy task, says DW’s Christoph Strack.
How exactly the new German government shapes up, is being watched keenly in Brussels. Berlin remains hugely influential in the European Union. But some officials are concerned about the influence the AfD could have going forward.
The "Queen of Europe" is keeping her crown, much to Brussels' relief. But after securing a fourth term as German chancellor, the coalition-building that Angela Merkel faces next will test her famous cool.
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