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A demonstration on  the first day of the implementation of the Danish face veil ban, in Copenhagen. Photograph: Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of Danes rallied in Copenhagen on Wednesday in protest at a new ban on the wearing of face veils in public, accusing the government of infrin(...)

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(...)

 German border police check cars at the control station Schwarzbach on the motorway between Salzburg and Munich. Photograph: EPA/Kerstin Joensson

Exactly 80 years ago this week, delegates from 32 nations met in the French resort of Evian to discuss the plight of German and Austrian Jews. The ind(...)

Germany chancellor Angela Merkel with Hungary’s far-right prime minister Viktor Orban.  Migration, as Merkel repeats now on a daily basis, is the issue on which the EU’s fate rests. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a worrying sign of the times when Chancellor Angela Merkel’s talks yesterday afternoon with Theresa May on Brexit are viewed in Berlin as light r(...)

 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(...)

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