April 08, 2015, 02:47 PM
In an interview, the heads of Germany's Protestant and Jewish communities discuss Martin Luther's anti-Semitism, growing fears after the Paris attacks and whether Islam truly belongs to the country. more... [ Comment ]
April 07, 2015, 06:06 PM
An arson attack on a future refugee home in the German town of Tröglitz is only the latest indicator that anti-foreigner sentiment has spread too far in the country. The number of crimes directed at asylum-seekers has risen dramatically. more... [ Comment ]
April 03, 2015, 10:56 PM
In a SPIEGEL interview, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi discusses his disappointment over delayed American support in Baghdad's battle against the Islamic State and why it remains so difficult to prevail over the terrorist organization. more... [ Comment ]
April 03, 2015, 06:28 PM
A Saudi Arabia-led coalition continues to bombard Yemen in an effort to stop the advance of an Iran-backed Shiite militia there. The conflict is becoming a proxy war for regional supremacy. The risks to the House of Saud are great. more... [ Comment ]
April 03, 2015, 06:28 PM
People in the West tend to have a monolithic view of Iran. But there's a lot more to the country than the mullah-led theocracy, and it often gets ignored. And national pride is alive and well. more... [ Comment ]
April 03, 2015, 11:30 AM
Germany's closest ally in Central Asia is a brutal dictator. Islam Karimov has ruled Uzbekistan with an iron fist for a quarter-century. Now, Shakespearean plotting within his own family is raising questions about who will succeed the 77-year-old leader. more... [ Comment ]
April 01, 2015, 07:56 PM
An aim of IMI was to make the European pharmaceutical industry more competitive. But as the Combacte project shows, the real beneficiaries were often meant to be elsewhere. more...
April 01, 2015, 07:47 PM
IMI is hoping to bring together representatives of industry, small- and medium-sized businesses and academics -- but in doing so, it is alienating many universities in Europe. Mid-sized research institutes are also having a tough time. more...
April 01, 2015, 07:09 PM
Few IMI projects are more controversial: Patient representatives are schooled in EUPATI in order to better understand the development of medicines. But critics fear this could lead to prohibited influence. more...
April 01, 2015, 07:03 PM
IMI's research projects are intended to create the medicines that are most essential to mankind. But instead of following WHO's priorities, IMI often pursues the pharmaceutical industry's agenda. more...
April 01, 2015, 06:58 PM
The EU spends billions in subsidies on pharmaceutical research, with funds going to the Innovative Medicines Initiative, an alliance of corporations and universities with the aim of developing new drugs. Its record has been disastrous. more... [ Comment ]
April 01, 2015, 06:46 PM
It's a strange cycle. The European Court of Auditors examines where the European Commission funds go on the basis of IMI records. The results are also released -- but only to IMI. more...
April 01, 2015, 06:40 PM
The individual pharmaceutical companies that participate in IMI provide payments in kind instead of money. But whether and how they do this remains unclear to the public. So who actually monitors the industry? more...
April 01, 2015, 06:32 PM
With its showcase IMI project, the EU aimed to promote research and industry, but the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) took over the process of developing the network. more...