Germany’s ruling party lost Berlin election. What does this mean for the 2017 national elections?

“This was the CDU’s worst-ever result in the German capital. How much should we read into this — and other recent election defeats?” […]

Angela Merkel defends Germany’s refugee policy after attacks

“Angela Merkel has delivered a staunch defence of her open-door policy towards refugees, insisting she feels no guilt over a series of violent attacks in Germany …” […]

German State Elections Point to Vulnerability for Angela Merkel

“Whether Europeans like it or not, they have come to count on Ms. Merkel’s leadership through successive crises in the past decade.” […]