German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been defending her deal on migration in parliament. Her address comes one day after she reached a compromise with her hard-line interior minister, Horst Seehofer.
The German chancellor called on attendees of the World Economic Forum in Davos to remain committed to global institutions but to be open to compromise. She also said that Germany's recent political instability was over.
The interior minister will meet police and cyberdefense chiefs to seek clarity on the data breach. The Social Democrats, partners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, are demanding answers following the attack.
With Brexit looming on the horizon and populist parties calling for further EU exits, European unity has been shaken. In a video message, Merkel explained why she thinks a new friendship treaty with Paris will help.
The number of people seeking asylum in Germany has plummeted since the height of the refugee crisis. Claims peaked at 722,000 in 2016 after a wave of arrivals from the Middle East.
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