As Germany moves into the post-Merkel era, DW's Berlin Briefing newsletter keeps you updated on the country's politics and society.
The September 26 general election and five state elections are reshaping Germany's political landscape in 2021.
After 16 years in office, Angela Merkel will be standing down as Germany's chancellor. What does that mean for the country? Where is it heading? How will the transition of power impact relations with other countries? How might it affect the lives of people outside of Europe?
The new government of Europe's biggest economy will need to tackle challenges ranging from the coronavirus pandemic and climate change to positioning itself between the superpowers the US and China — while retaining some form of social cohesion.
Every week DW editors round up what is happening in German politics and society, with an eye toward understanding this year's elections and beyond.
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