Past research suggests governing parties often take a hit in mid-term regional votes before recovering in national contests.
The remaining member states are working out how to survive Brexit.
Germany’s problems with integrating immigrants date back to before the refugee crisis.
In her annual statement to the press, the German Chancellor insisted recent events would not change her stance on welcoming refugees.
Digital media has the power to inform, but it is also helping some to spread hate. Have we reached the tipping point between order and chaos at the global level?
Instead of seeking to blame immigrants or Islamic State, Europeans need to rise to the challenge posed by the modern world.
Everyone is looking to the German leader to save the union in the wake of the Brexit vote.
Free movement will be at the heart of post-Brexit negotiations. But what is it?
Angela Merkel and François Hollande are now alone at the top table, and there are no prizes for guessing who is drawing up the seating plan.
Angela Merkel's calmness is a key part of her negotiating strategy.
Angela Merkel has called for Europe to stand together in the face of Brexit.
Chancellor Angela Merkel wouldn't like to see Britain leave the EU, but a remain vote is not necessarily an easy option either.
Surely it isn’t too far-fetched to claim that if migrants are to promote democracy back home, it is beneficial for them to experience democratic values and principles in the countries hosting them.
Rule one: don't lose 'ownership' of the issue.
It's true that the establishment has been shaken, but immigration isn't the only reason voters are looking elsewhere.
African mathematicians and scientists have an important role to play in establishing and protecting a democratic continent.
Probably no other country has struggled as hard to come to terms with its past as Germany. Here's what students contributed to that struggle.
This is what could cause the collapse of the EU – and what could save it.
The violence in Cologne over New Year's Eve has undermined the "culture of welcome" so dear to Chancellor Angela Merkel. A European response is all the more urgent to face the populist threat.
Germany has been a world leader in taking in refugees, but a xenophobic outcry at a wave of sexual assaults puts the government in a tight spot.