Following the Bavarian poll, federal politicians work out what it means for the national vote.
The head of Germany's right-wing AfD party has denied allegations he plans to leave the organization in order to form a new party. The announcement follows months of infighting for the Euroskeptic AfD.
New research on child poverty in Germany claims public services do not reach far enough. It says the government's response to the issue has not focused on the needs of the youngest part of society.
Business and political leaders have converged on the Bavarian capital Munich for an economic conference discussing how Europe can sustain growth in the face of stiff competition from global rivals.
The G7 is set to meet on June 7 and 8 in the Bavarian resort of Elmau. As economic issues will also be on the agenda, the B7 group of western industry federations has come up with a host of recommendations.