Following the Bavarian poll, federal politicians work out what it means for the national vote.
Everyone is laughing at the Bavarian CSU, but they were trying to address a new xenophobia that is actually everyone's concern, says DW's Felix Steiner.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition ally, the CSU, has stirred up a storm for proposing that migrants speak German in their homes. The demand comes amid a sharp rise in the number of migrants in the country.
The CDU is holding its first party meeting since it was dealt a crushing defeat in the eastern state of Thuringia. Angela Merkel's party avoided more racy topics in favor of focusing on economic issues on the first day.
Many Syrians use Bulgaria as a stepping stone to the heart of Europe, although EU rules say refugees are meant to stay put. Krasimir Yankov reports on a Syrian refugee making his way from Sofia to Eisenhüttenstadt.
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