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Greek Registration Centers: Why Refugee 'Hotspots' Aren't Working

Greek Registration Centers: Why Refugee 'Hotspots' Aren't Working

January 29, 2016, 07:45 PM

The construction of registration centers for migrants in Greece was meant to stem the tide of people into Europe. But so far only one exists on the island of Lesbos -- and it's not making much of a dent. By Giorgos Christides in Mytilene, Greece more... Comment ]


Sexism and Islam: 'Where I'm From, This is Handled By Men'

Sexism and Islam: 'Where I'm From, This is Handled By Men'

January 28, 2016, 06:47 PM

The New Year's Eve attacks on women in Cologne have led to a new discussion within Germany about the treatment of women in Islamic societies. The issue has become central to the country's heated refugee debate. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Lurching Right: The Escalating Fight for Poland's Future

Lurching Right: The Escalating Fight for Poland's Future

January 27, 2016, 04:25 PM

The new government in Warsaw is transforming Poland into a nationalist, anti-Western and arch-Catholic country. Now, though, a protest movement is forming, made up of leftist activists, journalists and even a former prime minister. By Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

The Isolated Chancellor: What Is Driving Angela Merkel?

The Isolated Chancellor: What Is Driving Angela Merkel?

January 25, 2016, 06:07 PM

Chancellor Angela Merkel spent a decade amassing political capital. Now, with the refugee crisis showing no signs of abating, she has decided to spend it. With her legacy in the balance, she has finally found an issue to fight for. But why now? By Markus Feldenkirchen and René Pfister more... Comment ]

Chinese Billionaire Zhang Xin: 'The Old Model Doesn't Work Anymore'

Chinese Billionaire Zhang Xin: 'The Old Model Doesn't Work Anymore'

January 22, 2016, 07:59 PM

In a SPIEGEL interview, billionaire real estate mogul Zhang Xin discusses the recent market crash, the end of China's building boom and why she views Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as a role model for the wealthy. Interview Conducted by Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Stemming the Flow: Berlin Hunts for Back-Up Plan in Refugee Crisis 

Stemming the Flow: Berlin Hunts for Back-Up Plan in Refugee Crisis 

January 22, 2016, 06:57 PM

Officially, the German government wants a Europe-wide solution to the Continent's mounting refugee problem. Behind the scenes, though, Berlin is searching for a Plan B to solve the crisis. Is the country moving closer to closing its borders? By Dietmar Hipp, Peter Müller, Ralf Neukirch and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Interview with German Finance Minister Schäuble: 'We Are Running Out of Time for Refugee Solutions'

Interview with German Finance Minister Schäuble: 'We Are Running Out of Time for Refugee Solutions'

January 22, 2016, 05:24 PM

Thus far, Europe has failed to agree on a joint approach to the refugee crisis. In an interview in Davos, Germany's finance minister warns that time is running out. If Schengen collapses, he warns, the European Union is in trouble. Interview Conducted by David Böcking and Stefan Kaiser in Davos more... Comment ]

Stretched to the Limit: Has the German State Lost Control?

Stretched to the Limit: Has the German State Lost Control?

January 21, 2016, 07:00 PM

After the violent excesses in Cologne on New Year's Eve, German government failures have come to light, with many asking if the country is still safe. Police and the justice system have been stretched to their limits. New laws won't fix the problem, but extra personnel could. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

'I Wish I Could Die': Meeting the Man Who Helped Trigger the Arab Spring

'I Wish I Could Die': Meeting the Man Who Helped Trigger the Arab Spring

January 21, 2016, 03:29 PM

The Arab Spring began five years ago when two men set themselves on fire in Tunisia. One of them survived his self-immolation -- and now wishes he hadn't. This is his story. By Clemens Höges in Kasserine, Tunisia more... Comment ]

A Feminist View of Cologne: 'The Current Outrage Is Very Hypocritical'

A Feminist View of Cologne: 'The Current Outrage Is Very Hypocritical'

January 21, 2016, 10:56 AM

Germany's leading feminist, Alice Schwarzer, says the sexual attacks in Cologne make it necessary to look closer at Muslim immigration. Prominent feminist Anne Wizorek disagrees. SPIEGEL brought them together for a joint interview. Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann and René Pfister more... Comment ]