Rosneft President Igor Sechin: 'Russia Didn't Initiate the Ukraine Crisis'

Rosneft President Igor Sechin: 'Russia Didn't Initiate the Ukraine Crisis'

Igor Sechin, head of the oil giant Rosneft, is considered by many to be the second most powerful man in Russia. In an interview, he speaks with SPIEGEL about natural gas deliveries to Europe, the Ukraine crisis and the damage caused by economic sanctions. Interview Conducted by Gerald Traufetter and Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]




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The Boomerang Effect Sanctions on Russia Hit German Economy Hard

The Boomerang Effect: Sanctions on Russia Hit German Economy Hard

The United States and Europe last week announced the imposition of stronger sanctions against Russia in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. German industry may be among the losers. By Matthias Schepp and Cornelia Schmergal more... Comment ]


Fighting Google Europe Eyes Digital Agenda to Better Compete with the US

Fighting Google: Europe Eyes Digital Agenda to Better Compete with the US

Jean-Claude Juncker, the next head of the European Commission, plans to implement a new digital strategy for the Continent. Europe, he believes, needs to become better equipped to defend itself from the US and Asia. By Frank Dohmen and Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

More Money Please A New Plan to Boost Europe's Straggling Investments

More Money Please: A New Plan to Boost Europe's Straggling Investments

The euro crisis may have eased recently, but companies and countries in the common currency zone still aren't investing enough to fuel growth. The best solution, a Berlin economics institute argues, is to establish an EU-wide investment fund. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

America's Marijuana Revolution Ganjapreneurs Hit the Jackpot

America's Marijuana Revolution: Ganjapreneurs Hit the Jackpot

Since the legalization of marijuana in two US states in January, entrepreneurs and investors have been seeing green. Observers believe the industry will grow rapidly and may even rival the Dot.Com boom of the 1990s. By Anne Seith in Denver, Colorado more... Comment ]

Financial Scandal Organizational Change Has Led to Chaos in Greenpeace

Financial Scandal: Organizational Change Has Led to Chaos in Greenpeace

Last week, news emerged that a Greenpeace employee had lost millions in donor money through ill-conceived currency deals. Now the environmentalists are in danger of losing their biggest asset: their credibility. By Michaela Schiessl more... Comment ]

Europe: 1, Google: 0 EU Court Ruling a Victory for Privacy

Europe: 1, Google: 0: EU Court Ruling a Victory for Privacy

A ruling by the European Union's highest court last week ordering Google to provide people with the right to be forgotten has generated fiercely divergent responses in the US and Europe. Germans are celebrating the decision, which buttresses privacy. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Combatting the Crunch ECB Plans Negative Rate on Bank Deposits

Combatting the Crunch: ECB Plans Negative Rate on Bank Deposits

When it meets on June 6, SPIEGEL has learned, the European Central Bank may implement a negative interest rate for financial institutions seeking to park their money at the Frankfurt powerhouse. The move is aimed at spurring loans. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Cold Turkey How Germany Could End Russian Gas Dependency

Cold Turkey: How Germany Could End Russian Gas Dependency

The crisis in Ukraine has made painfully obvious just how dependent Germany and other European countries are on Russian natural gas. There are serious alternatives for supplying the vital natural resource, but they all come at a price. By Frank Dohmen and Alexander Jung more... Comment ]

Third Time's a Charm Airbus Has Fewer Headaches with New A350 Jet

Third Time's a Charm: Airbus Has Fewer Headaches with New A350 Jet

The new A350 from European airplane manufacturer Airbus is expected to go into service this year. The long-haul plane, which can carry up to 300 passengers, is experencing far fewer problems than the A380 or its Boeing competitor, the 787 Dreamliner. By Marco Evers in Toulouse, France more... Comment ]