Germans should vote in referendums on European policy decisions, as well as committing money at the EU level. That's the proposal that came out of coalition talks between the Social Democrats and conservatives.
After Angela Merkel pledged to retire as the head of her CDU party, Horst Seehofer has confirmed he will also step down as leader of Bavaria's CSU. However, he intends to remain Germany's interior minister for now.
Horst Seehofer plans to step down as head of the Christian Social Union. His days as Interior Minister appear numbered too, but not before he tries to take the chancellor down with him, writes DW's Jens Thurau.
Sources close to Interior Minister Horst Seehofer have told a respected German newspaper that he plans to resign. Seehofer's spokesperson has denied the reports.
All eyes have been on German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and his CSU's poor showing in Bavaria's state election. Seehofer has now signaled his willingness to step down, but not for the reasons many would think.
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