European Purgatory: Migrant Smugglers Helping Refugees Return to Turkey

European Purgatory: Migrant Smugglers Helping Refugees Return to Turkey

The closure of the Balkan route has left tens of thousands of refugees stranded in Greece with nowhere to go. Smugglers who once profited from sneaking migrants deeper into Europe are now offering a new service: A way back to Turkey. By Riham Alkousaa and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]





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Poverty Conundrum Why Most Poor People Live in 'Middle-Income Countries'

Poverty Conundrum: Why Most Poor People Live in 'Middle-Income Countries'

One might think that the countries where most poor people live would be classified as poor themselves. But they aren't. The World Bank's "middle-income countries" designation means that huge numbers of the poorest are placed at further disadvantage. By Rema Nagarajan more...


Brexit on Ice More Emotion Please, Angie

Brexit on Ice: More Emotion Please, Angie

Angela Merkel is known for her dispassionate objectivity. But when it comes to Brexit, a bit more emotion is needed. Change is necessary in the European Union, but the German chancellor seems uninterested in leading the charge. A Commentary by Sebastian Fischer more...


The Refugee Question Is Merkel To Blame for Brexit?

The Refugee Question: Is Merkel To Blame for Brexit?

The common reaction by the German media to Brexit is that Leave voters are either old fools or made a mistake. But their answer to Britain's departure -- to transfer even greater power to Brussels -- is equally delusional. By Jan Fleischhauer more... Comment ]

Fudging the Numbers Is UN Hunger and Poverty Data Reliable?

Fudging the Numbers: Is UN Hunger and Poverty Data Reliable?

The UN is celebrating: Hunger and poverty around the world are in decline according to data from the global body. But that success is not nearly as great if you scrutinize the numbers. By Anna Behrend more... Comment ]

Benefiting from Brexit Boris Johnson's Folly

Benefiting from Brexit: Boris Johnson's Folly

Boris Johnson is Britain's most talented populist. He has seduced his country to leave the European Union -- and it could make him prime minister. But those supporting him could end up paying most dearly. By Thomas Hüetlin more... Comment ]

Europe Is Dead Long Live Europe?

Europe Is Dead: Long Live Europe? Photos

The people of the UK have voted to leave the European Union. Both Britain and the rest of Europe now face years of uncertainty. The tough negotiations ahead pose serious questions about the EU's future. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Opinion The Brits Have Chosen Out and Must Face the Consequences

Opinion: The Brits Have Chosen Out and Must Face the Consequences

The economic consequences of a Britain's departure from the European Union are manageable - but only if Europe's leaders handle Brexit properly. A SPIEGEL Editorial By Armin Mahler more... Comment ]

Brexit in Berlin Merkel Sizes Up the Next EU Crisis

Brexit in Berlin: Merkel Sizes Up the Next EU Crisis

Closed-door meetings, crisis talks, hastily arranged diplomatic consultations: Since the British voted to leave the EU, officials in Berlin have been rushing to figure out how to respond. What happens next? By Sebastian Fischer, Florian Gathmann, Matthias Gebauer, Annett Meiritz and Severin Weiland more... Comment ]

A Pact Against Brecession How We Can Prevent Contagion

A Pact Against Brecession: How We Can Prevent Contagion

The British vote has shocked the financial markets, and it also threatens to cripple the German and European economies. What Europeans need now is an emergency stimulus package to fight potential contagion. The clock is ticking. By Thomas Fricke more... Comment ]