Angela merkel's CDU-CSU bloc met for a second round of exploratory coalition talks with the Social Democrats. Monday's session could shed light on how the next Merkel-led government will look, and when it might be sealed.
The CSU leader has toed a fine line: While accepting Merkel's authority, Seehofer said the chancellor wasn't sticking to the coalition agreement. He added that certain compromises with EU neighbors would be unacceptable.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term in office. Here's a look at Germany's political parties, who they are and what they want.
The head of Germany's center-left SPD defended the party's stricter stance on asylum policy. Andrea Nahles said it was "a big mistake" for the Green party to oppose designating more countries as "safe" for deportations.
Bavaria has unveiled its very own Center for Asylum and Repatriation. But its isolationist approach is sowing division and actually harms the state's ruling CSU party, writes DW's Maximiliane Koschyk.
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