Horst Seehofer

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People take part in a mourning march in Koethen, eastern Germany following the killing of a 22-year-old man. Photograph:  Odd Andersen / AFP

A 22-year-old German man died overnight in the eastern town of Koethen and two Afghans have been detained on suspicion of killing him, the police and (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez at a press conference in southern Spain. Photograph: A Carrasco Ragel/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has returned from her summer holiday, picking up where she left off: demanding far-reaching reform of the EU’s so-called Dubl(...)

Asylum seekers at the reception and deportation centre for refugees in Regensburg in Bavaria. Photograph: Lukas Barth-Tuttas/EPA

Germany’s southern state of Bavaria is the country’s most popular destination, but the camps that opened their doors there on Wednesday are nothing f(...)

German interior minister and leader of the CSU, Horst Seehofer. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel has called into line her rebellious interior minister over an unco-ordinated intervention in the European Commission’s(...)

Austrian prime minister   Sebastian Kurz: will meet Bavarian CSU leader Horst Seehofer on Thursday. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger

Austria insists that it still remains unaware of, though is deeply concerned about, the details of German proposals to open transit centres for proces(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a party leadership meeting at the CDU headquarters in Berlin on Monday. Photograph: Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images

Angela Merkel promised to do things differently. Exactly 20 years ago the young East German-raised politician confided to photographer Herlinde Koelbl(...)

 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(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after a party leadership meeting at the CDU headquarters in Berlin. Photograph: Omer Messinger/AFP/Getty Images

Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet her Bavarian allies on Monday afternoon in a last attempt to find agreement on migration policy and avoid rupture i(...)

“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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, French president Emmanuel Macron, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and German chancellor Angela Merkel at an EU summit   breakfast meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

German chancellor Angela Merkel has faced down her rebellious coalition allies after securing EU and bilateral agreements to reduce asylum seeker numb(...)

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