With outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel completing her fourth and last term at the helm of Germany, her center-right bloc CDU/CSU
Earlier this year, Germany actually received unaccompanied children from migrant camps in Greece.
The country-wide popularity of Germany's Social Democrats remains low, at about 15%.
Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas was caught off guard by Kramp-Karrenbauer's announcement.
The NPD politician was allegedly elected because he was the only candidate for the job.
Mainstream politicians in Germany had feared an even stronger showing of the far-right formation.
France's leader remains firmly opposed to the candidacy of Manfred Weber, who is Merkel's favorite.
The results from the EU elections might put further pressure on the grand right-left governing coalition in Germany, and might
The presence of crosses in Bavarian courtrooms does not compromise the supposed neutrality of magistrates, according to the state's top
Merkel's fourth Cabinet has received mixed reviews for its performance so far.
Other public figures such as journalists and celebrities have also been targetted.