Adressing the Bundestag, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has raised concern about the rise of political extremism, calling for renewed commitment to a culture of debate.
The German chancellor has said she is open to a "short extension" to the Brexit deadline on certain conditions. She told the German parliament that the EU is committed to close cooperation with the UK in the future.
One year ago, Angela Merkel was elected German chancellor for a fourth and final time. It's unclear when she will hand over power, but calls for her to resign won't speed up the process, writes DW's Rosalia Romaniec.
German parliamentarians have approved a new assembly of German and French lawmakers to deepen ties between the two countries. German deputies are preparing to attend the first session in Paris next week.
Germany is prepared to compromise its arms export guidelines to facilitate joint defense projects with France, according to an internal government document. France wants to continue selling weapons to Saudi Arabia.
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