A new round of coalition talks between Angela Merkel’s Conservatives and the Social Democrats have kicked off in Berlin. This time, the focus is on Europe.
Angela Merkel's governing coalition has decided to sack its controversial head of domestic intelligence by transfering him to a higher post. With no successor on the horizon, the move has drawn jeers around the country.
A survey in Germany reveals a significant east-west split in public faith in the government’s handling of migration. The figures also show a lower level of trust in public institutions among easterners than westerners.
Bavarians are known for their independence. The political expression of this is the Christian Social Union — the regional conservative party and feisty southern sibling to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats.
Saxony's state Premier Michael Kretschmer has claimed reports of mob violence at anti-immigrant protests in the city of Chemnitz were exaggerated. He was accused by political opponents of pandering to the far right.
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