The German chancellor has rejected calls from her sister party to limit the number of refugees entering Germany. In a wide-ranging interview she defended the G20 summit in Hamburg and spending on infrastructure.
SPD leader Martin Schulz has called for Germany to use its budget surplus for domestic and EU-wide investment. The pitch is an attempt to revive the SPD's chances against Chancellor Merkel in September's election.
Analysts still talk of the right and left, but in this German election those categories are increasingly unclear. That's due, among other things, to Angela Merkel and the rise of Trump and nationalist populism.
The Left Party's top candidate in the upcoming parliamentary elections, had nothing good to say about other German parties in a DW interview. But she says she would be willing to join a coalition government.
A new three-party government in the state of Schleswig-Holstein has added yet another new coalition to the mix in Germany's upper house. Are the unusual political tie-ups trials for a possible federal government?
On September 24 this year, all eyes will be on Germany as it heads to the polls in a parliamentary vote where the stakes seem higher than ever. DW breaks down the ins-and-outs of the Bundestag election process.
Who would have thought? She was seen as a stopgap after Helmut Kohl. But for the last 16 years she has led the CDU and for the last 11, she's led Germany's government. And the Merkel era may well continue.
This year's German election race may turn out to be much tighter than Angela Merkel might have wanted. Coalition building may prove interesting. Here's a who's who of German political parties.
German parties rarely emerge from an election with an absolute majority. To exercise power, parties must choose their coalition partners wisely. Here's an overview of which parties might form Germany's next government.
With three state elections and the Bundestag vote in the fall, 2017 is a decisive year in German politics. DW looks at key dates leading up to this fall's federal election.
Germany heads to the polls in September in an election that will be followed globally. DW editor-in-chief, Ines Pohl, explains why this election is particularly important and how DW will cover it.
Six cities, two reporters, one question: What matters most to Germans ahead of the 2017 federal elections?
In towns and cities across Germany, rental prices are climbing steadily and real estate is becoming a hot commodity for international investors. Sumi Somaskanda and Nina Haase took a look at the situation in Berlin.
Germany is one of the world’s strongest economies but it’s also grappling with increasing poverty and inequality. Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda went to Bremen, one of the country’s poorest regions, to find out more.
More than four million Muslims live in Germany – are they changing the country, and if so - how? Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda visited the region of Cologne, which has a large Muslim population, to find out.
The southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, well-known for its car industry, is the backbone of the German economy. Is it ready for the future? Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda went to find out.
Just how much support does Germany's far-right receive in eastern Germany and where does it come from? DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda started a tour of Germany in Dresden to find out.
Two years ago, tens of thousands of refugees crossed the Austrian border into Germany. DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda traveled to the border region and asked if the newcomers feel welcome today.
Germany's far-right scene has always been complex, disparate, and overlapping. Here's DW's guide to the main entities - from official political parties to fringe movements.
Which issues will be decisive among voters this fall? Navigate your way through election buzzwords with our series.
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