Brexit Aftershocks: An Inside Look at the EU's Raging Power Struggle

Brexit Aftershocks: An Inside Look at the EU's Raging Power Struggle

In response to Brexit, European Commission President Juncker wants deeper EU integration. German Chancellor Merkel does not. SPIEGEL takes you inside the vast EU power struggle triggered by the UK referendum. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]





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Interview with Geert Wilders 'The Netherlands Would Profit from Leaving the EU'

Interview with Geert Wilders: 'The Netherlands Would Profit from Leaving the EU'

Could Brexit lead other countries to seek to leave the European Union? SPIEGEL spoke with far-right Dutch populist Geert Wilders about how he wants to use a "Nexit" to prevent the "Islamization" of the Netherlands. Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]


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 ]


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 ]