The conservative CDU and CSU parties have backed Social Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier to be the next German president. People in Berlin seem mostly to agree with the choice.
Germany's Christian conservative parties have presented their joint vision for Europe ahead of May's election. While the CDU and CSU are against a European Finance Ministry, they do want a "European FBI."
Angela Merkel will bid farewell to the chancellor's office in Berlin in 2021. The outgoing president of the European Commission thinks she is "a complete and endearing work of art" who would do well in Brussels.
Celebrated German explorer Alexander von Humboldt was born 250 years ago. Far ahead of his time, he warned of the critical importance of protecting nature. Now Germany's president is following in his footsteps.
Unity and decisiveness are the messages the CDU and its new leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer are projecting to voters for 2019 — a year of many elections and a looming Brexit. Christoph Strack reports from Potsdam.
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