Following the Bavarian poll, federal politicians work out what it means for the national vote.
In recent state elections, Germany's AfD party shocked the main parties by garnering around or more than 10 percent of the vote. Political analyst Jürgen Falter tells DW the euroskeptics are harmless, but here to stay.
As the PKK battles the fighters of the "Islamic State," some German politicians have called for an end to the ban of the militant Kurdish organization. Has the PKK really given up its militant credentials in Europe?
EU defense ministers meeting in Italy will likely fail to meet US expectations when it comes to military spending, says DW's Miodrag Soric. A struggling EU economy has left EU member states with little choice.
Germany's upstart euroskeptics have claimed significant representation in two more state parliaments. The key to the AfD's success has been expanding their policies beyond euroskepticism into popular conservatism.
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