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 German interior minister Horst Seehofer: had threatened to resign unless Angela  Merkel agreed to tighter national border checks. Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

Austria’s far-right ruling Freedom Party (FPÖ) has launched a searing attack on German chancellor Angela Merkel for new asylum policies agreed on Mond(...)

“She’s wrecked”: German chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

Germany may no longer be soccer world champions, but the country remains the place to beat for media mood swings - from self-love to self-lo(...)

Refugees wait for a special train in Freilassing, southern Germany, in September 2015 after they were taken off express trains from Hungary and Austria. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

The German federal police officers, in black protective vests, are waiting on the platform of Flensburg’s redbrick expressionist station when the trai(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: Forsa poll shows 71 per cent of Germans – and 68 per cent of Bavarians – support her push for a European solution to the refugee crisis ahead of the CSU push for national solutions. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Threats from Bavarian hardliners to turn back asylum seekers at German borders have undermined, not boosted, their political support and that of chanc(...)

Migrants on an inflatable boat beeing rescued before boarding the Lifeline sea rescue boat at sea on June 21st. Photograph: Hermine Poschmann/AFP/Getty Images

EU leaders will gather for an emergency summit on migration on Sunday, with the aim of shoring up Angela Merkel’s government. The informal “mini-summ(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: CDU conservatives opposed to her  refugee policies have welcomed the pressure on her from Horst Seehofer. Photograph: Christian Bruna

After Germany’s disastrous start to the World Cup, Berlin’s coalition crisis has gone into extra time. On Monday, chancellor Angela Merkel was granted(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel and  interior minister Horst Seehofer. If Mr Seehofer pushes through his tighter asylum rules as promised on Monday that will force Dr Merkel to fire him

Why is Angela Merkel’s coalition at the brink? Her Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), face state elections in October, and it believ(...)

 Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte and French president Emmanuel Macron shake hands after a joint press conference   in Paris. Photograph: Francois Mori/AFP/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged Italy’s new prime minister to work with France, Germany and Spain on resolving migration issues rather than (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and  leader of the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer: Mr Seehofer has the backing of his party to push through his plan on Monday, which would force Dr Merkel to sack him. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

The fronts in Germany’s government crisis hardened on Friday when chancellor Angela Merkel was accused by her Bavarian allies of “splitting” Europe in(...)

Has Bavaria’s new state premier, Markus Söder – a star pupil of the cute hoor school of politics – miscalculated? Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Ireland’s conservatives Catholics may have a new cross to carry since last week’s abortion referendum, but for conservative Catholics in Bavaria today(...)

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