"Next year will be the last chance to pursue EU-level reforms before a fateful year of reckoning begins."
Former Swedish prime minister
""A big part of the rulers' legitimacy is based on people's fear""
"All the governments need to channel these emotions somehow: they chose food."
Analyst, German Council on Foreign Relations
"The V4 states never acknowledged that for an EU-wide problem, there can be only an EU-wide solution"
" It's worth mentioning that Salbuturol is a good masking agent for other drugs possibly taken."
"If you don't handle the negative side of big data there is always a risk of a backlash"
EU Competition Commissioner
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As part of our special coverage ahead of the German elections, we travel to Germany’s deep south, in the state of Bavaria.
EU praise for German finance minister ahead of federal elections
A poll of the under-18s gave Angela Merkel a lead, with 28% of the vote. The greens would poll 17% amongst younger voters, but in some areas, the extreme right would also do well in some parts of the country.
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What challenges does Germany face as it prepares to elect its new leaders?
Angela Merkel's conservatives are tipped to win but without enough support to govern alone.
The German chancellor runs the gauntlet of jeering opponents ahead of next Sunday's elections.
Checks on internal German borders should remain in place 'until the protection of the EU's external borders operates as we imagine', says Merkel
Merkel opens Frankfurt Motor Show with call for action.
It has so far been a quiet run-up to the upcoming federal vote for the chancellor.
Some felt stabbed in the back when Social Democrat Martin Schulz said that if he became Germany's next chancellor, he would "fight" to halt Turkey's formal EU accession talks, which started in 2005.
Germany and Turkey have been at odds over Ankara’s crackdown on dissent since last year's failed coup.
Merkel and Schulz clash over migrant crisis in election TV debate
The US president says all options remain on the table over Pyongyang while EU leaders call for tough new sanctions
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has accused Turkey of wanting to blame Europe, not itself, for a breakdown in EU membership talks.
The voter survey indicates that nearly half of Germans are still undecided ahead of the September 24 election
Merkel slams German auto execs during election rally
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she believes there is is no military solution to the United States' dispute with North Korea.
The number of people with an immigrant background in Germany reached a new high of 18.6 million in 2016, data from the Federal Statistics Office shows
Most politicians would not hesitate over taking a telephone call from the most powerful woman in Europe.
Not so EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker, who