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The Brief from Brussels: Merkel's loss is the far-right's gain

This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily round up of the top stories from across Europe.

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The Brief from Brussels: Merkel's loss is the far-right's gain

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This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily round up of the top stories from across Europe.

In today’s edition: analysis of Sunday’s regional election in Germany, which delivered a blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Conservatives, and a boost for the far-right AfD party.

Also, Brussels announces plans to explore ways to take action against Volkswagen over the emissions scandal.