German Chancellor Angela Merkel grew up in the Uckermark region. How did the region shape her character and her style of governing? We are looking for answers in this picturesque corner of Germany’s northeast.
The German chancellor moved to the northeastern town of Templin as a child and spent her adolescence there. Family members still live in the town and she spends much of her free time in her weekend home nearby.
When Angela Merkel became Germany's first female chancellor in 2005, many saw this as proof that it is not always a disadvantage to be underestimated by inner-party rivals. DW looks back at the beginnings.
State Premier Markus Söder has decided against appearing with Angela Merkel as Bavaria votes in October. Will this insult further damage the chancellor or come back to bite the Bavarians?
A sibling feud had been taking place between sister party politicians Angela Merkel (CDU) and Horst Seehofer (CSU). But with a little linguistic finesse, both party leaders have scored a win, writes Volker Wagener.
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