- Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeded Angela Merkel as the new chairperson of the Christian Democratic Union, one of the major political parties in Germany.
- After an election Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeded Angela Merkel as the new chairperson of the Christian Democratic Union, one of the major political parties in Germany.
- Voters in Germany go to the polls to elect members of the Bundestag. Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union is widely expected to win a fourth term in office.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel defends her stance regarding the European migrant crisis despite her party losing in the key election.
- On the eve of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party's convention in Karlsruhe, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel says, "We want to noticeably reduce the number of people who come to us, but not through unilateral national measures alone." She acknowledges the crisis could overwhelm Germany if it went on much longer. Merkel warded off pressure from immigration skeptics within the CDU to include a quota in the refugee policy motion the convention will vote on.
- Voters in the German state of Hesse go to the polls to elect a new legislature. The election is widely considered a test for Angela Merkel's ruling CDU-SPD coalition.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel removes Hans-Georg Maassen from the position of President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution after his remarks downplaying anti-migrant violence.