The Electric Shock: E-Mobility Gets Existential for German Carmakers

The Electric Shock E-Mobility Gets Existential for German Carmakers

The automobile of the future drives autonomously and runs on batteries. Daimler, VW and BMW, which have waited dangerously long to join the trend, are on the verge of the biggest upheaval in their history. Can the reboot succeed? By Simon Hage and Dietmar Hawranek more... Comment ]

Football Leaks Money Trail: The Profligate, Profitable World of Sports Agents

Football Leaks Money Trail The Profligate, Profitable World of Sports Agents

With massive amounts of money flowing into professional football, sports agents are making a killing. They cash in on colossal commissions and the money often ends up in tax havens like the British Virgin Islands. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Unchained: The Man Behind Football Leaks

Unchained The Man Behind Football Leaks

Where did the largest leak in the history of sports come from? An encounter with the man who exposed the tax tricks and murky business practices inside the business of football. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Shell Game: Ronaldo, Mourinho and the Paper Trail to the Caribbean

Shell Game Ronaldo, Mourinho and the Paper Trail to the Caribbean

They are at the pinnacle of the sport, but Cristiano Ronaldo and José Mourinho have also proven to be magicians off the pitch as well -- when it comes to their dealings with tax authorities. They both used shell companies in the Caribbean to collect their marketing earnings. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Asleep at the Wheel: German Leaders at Odds with Industry over Electric Cars

Asleep at the Wheel German Leaders at Odds with Industry over Electric Cars

The government in Berlin fears that German automobile companies are lagging behind as electric cars pick up speed around the world. Faced with immense challenges and the potential loss of tens of thousands of jobs, the industry is still pushing its gas guzzlers. By Horand Knaup, Michael Sauga and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

The Deutsche Bank Downfall: How a Pillar of German Banking Lost Its Way

The Deutsche Bank Downfall How a Pillar of German Banking Lost Its Way

For most of its 146 years, Deutsche Bank was the embodiment of German values: reliable and safe. Now, the once-proud institution is facing the abyss. SPIEGEL tells the story of how Deutsche's 1990s rush to join the world banking elite paved the way for its own downfall. By Ullrich Fichtner, Hauke Goos and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]


The Hate Factory: When Free Speech and German Law Collide on Facebook

The Hate Factory When Free Speech and German Law Collide on Facebook

American authorities are fining companies like Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank billions of dollars for violating the law. In Germany, though, where Facebook is allowing mass violations of hate speech legislation, the government is letting the social media platform get away scot-free. By Jan Fleischhauer more... Comment ]

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 ]


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 ]