Responses to the outcome of the exploratory coalition talks in Berlin were decidedly low key. Many had hoped for serious corporate tax cuts. Others had hoped for a stronger lead on digitalization
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.
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.
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.
Left to watch its conservative partners feud over German refugee policy, and nearly bring down the government, the SPD faces a deal it doesn't want but has no choice but to sign on to, writes DW's Thomas Latschan.
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