For this episode of Europe Now, our Europe Editor Catherine Nicholson digs deeper into the hot topics of the moment in Europe's two German-speaking member states.
In this first part of the show, we take you around Germany from East to West. What are the issues that put the far right into the German Parliament for the first time since the 1940s, in the election on September 24? How has the 2015/16 migration crisis played into the votes? What do young voters hope for from the next four years? And will Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel continue to make France and Germany the "power couple" of the European Union?
MEP, European People's Party (CDU)
Jakob VON WEIZSÄCKER
MEP, Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (SPD)