In the Interview: Anton Hofreiter, Greens Parliamentary Leader
The German chancellor needs her junior coalition partners, the Social Democrats, to govern, but the row over Germany's spy chief has opened old wounds in that party. Could an SPD meltdown spell the end of the Merkel era?
The coalition in Berlin has solved its crisis by promoting the disgraced domestic intelligence chief. With politics like this, Merkel and her coalition partners are promoting something else entirely, says Felix Steiner.
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.
Bavarian conservatives face a historic low result in next month's regional election. But in the short term, a bad result could actually benefit Germany's leading conservative politician, Angela Merkel. DW explains why.
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