The German government intends to secure cross-party support for a plan to end its Afghan mission, although disagreements remain over whether more soldiers should be sent ahead of withdrawal.
The German government has increased aid money for Haiti to €7.5 million, while German medics arrived in the stricken country on Sunday to aid in the recovery effort after making their way overland from the Dominican Republic.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has been forced to move her office after new technical problems were discovered in the chancellery which will take at least a year to repair.
More than 5,000 people gathered in Magdeburg on Saturday to form a "Mile of Democracy" to commemorate the bombing of the town 65 years ago – and to try to stop neo-Nazis from exploiting the anniversary for their purposes.
Chancellor Angela Merkel held what was being billed as a "crisis meeting" of her key coalition allies on Sunday in a bid to quell internal squabbling that has seen her own popularity slide.
More than 3,000 people turned up at Berlin’s former Stasi headquarters on Saturday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the day people stormed the building and took control of the feared secret police files.