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.
The German government wants to slightly ease the law concerning doctor-patient communication about abortions. But few people are thrilled by the draft changes. Abortion advocates in particular are up in arms.
In an exclusive interview with DW, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU), has said that she wants Angela Merkel to see out her remaining three years as chancellor.
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.
With EU polls drawing closer, Germany's SPD has strongly backed Justice Minister Katarina Barley as its top candidate for the European Parliament. Barley is a dual British-German national with a French law degree.
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