Dieselgate in Europe: How Officials Ignored Years of Emissions Evidence

Dieselgate in Europe: How Officials Ignored Years of Emissions Evidence

When American authorities revealed that Volkswagen used software to trick pollution tests, it spurred widespread outrage. Documents obtained by SPIEGEL show that European officials knew about the deception for years -- but didn't act on it. By Markus Becker and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]





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Crowding Out the Locals Are Weekend Trips Ruining Europe's Cities?

Crowding Out the Locals: Are Weekend Trips Ruining Europe's Cities?

Short city trips have become a national pastime for Germans and other Europeans. But the things that delight tourists elicit groans from locals in cities like Berlin, Prague and Barcelona. With residents under pressure, protests are growing. By Dinah Deckstein and Alexander Kühn more... Comment ]


Diesel Emissions EU Commission Has Known for Years about Manipluation

Diesel Emissions: EU Commission Has Known for Years about Manipluation

The European Commission insists that it knew nothing about diesel emissions manipulations perpetrated by Volkswagen and other automobile manufacturers. Documents obtained by SPIEGEL ONLINE show otherwise. By Markus Becker in Brussels more... Comment ]


Business Insider CEO 'There Are No Must-Read Publications Any More'

Business Insider CEO: 'There Are No Must-Read Publications Any More'

Henry Blodget, editor-in-chief of Business Insider, talks to SPIEGEL about the future of digital media, the likelihood of another dot-com bubble and about his own checkered past on Wall Street. Interview Conducted by Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]

Lucrative Loot The Murky World of the Ancient Artifact Market

Lucrative Loot: The Murky World of the Ancient Artifact Market

A new law in Germany seeks to eliminate the trade in ancient artifacts. It was written to target people like Leonardo Patterson, whose long career selling plundered objects from Central America throws a spotlight on the dubious industry. By Konstantin von Hammerstein more... Comment ]

The Dubious Patron Inside the Shadowy World of Show Jumping Sponsors

The Dubious Patron: Inside the Shadowy World of Show Jumping Sponsors

Obtaining top show jumping horses is a multimillion-euro business. For a leading rider like Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, this means finding a deep-pocketed backer. Often these patrons can have dubious backgrounds -- a look into a world with few scruples. By Rafael Buschmann, Jörg Diehl and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

The Terminal Patient Is Bloomberg's Return Bad for Bloomberg?

The Terminal Patient: Is Bloomberg's Return Bad for Bloomberg?

Since Michael Bloomberg retook the reins of his empire, he has laid off top journalists and embarked on a radical restructuring program. The multibillionaire's leadership has become imperious and unpredictable -- out of fear for the future of his life's work. By Isabell Huelsen and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Berlin Accomplices The German Government's Role in the VW Scandal

Berlin Accomplices: The German Government's Role in the VW Scandal

Volkswagen's deceit goes well beyond diesel emissions. The company's fuel efficiency claims have also been revealed as fraudulent. But some of the guilt lies with a German government that did all it could to make life easy on automakers. By Hubert Gude, Dietmar Hawranek, Gerald Traufetter and Christian Wüst more... Comment ]

Opening Soon Germans Race to Capture the Iranian Market

Opening Soon: Germans Race to Capture the Iranian Market

Ahead of the planned lifting of Western sanctions against Iran, businessmen from around the world are visiting the country, and as one group from Germany discovered, there is no shortage of opportunities. By Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

VW Tsunami Falsified Emissions Push Company to Limits

VW Tsunami: Falsified Emissions Push Company to Limits

Volkswagen is struggling to come to terms with the vast emissions scandal of its own making. Lawsuits, official inquiries, a potential ratings downgrade: The company is facing myriad risks. The ultimate price tag could be in the tens of billions. By Dietmar Hawranek, Christoph Pauly and Barbara Schmid more... Comment ]