Chancellor Angela Merkel won a 'center-right' coalition in Sunday's vote, but passing the proposed tax cuts of her main partner will be difficult in this economic crisis.
A recent report found an "unconscious" feeling of shame or lower status, at least among the young, 20 years after the Berlin Wall fell.
Shunned for Western cars after the Iron Curtain was lifted, the iconic car is back.
Two decades later, a journalist remembers the rapid crumbling of European communism.
Twenty years ago today, Hungary decided to test its allies' mood by opening its border, allowing thousands of East Germans to escape.
On the anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, the Russian prime minister praised the "heroism" of the Polish. But he did not apologize for the subsequent Russian invasion and execution of 20,000 Polish military officers.
Polish enmity toward Germany is gone, but tension with Russia remains.