Iran Crisis: Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France

Iran Crisis Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France

Donald Trump's move to withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran should have pulled the European Union together, but Angela Merkel has instead chosen to appease the U.S. president. Criticism of her stance is mounting in Brussels and Berlin. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström: 'We Won't Allow Ourselves to Be Blackmailed'

European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström 'We Won't Allow Ourselves to Be Blackmailed'

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, 50, says the EU won't negotiate "until Trump stops pointing the gun at our chest." But, she adds, Europe would much prefer compromise over aggression. Interview Conducted by Christian Reiermann and Peter Müller more... Comment ]


World Press Freedom Day: Hungary's Attack on the Media Is Un-European

World Press Freedom Day Hungary's Attack on the Media Is Un-European

A Hungarian newspaper with close ties to the government has published a black list of foreign correspondents. One of those on the list is SPIEGEL ONLINE reporter Keno Verseck. It's just one more example of the country's slide into authoritarianism. An Editorial By Barbara Hans more... Comment ]

The Macron Dilemma: Why Merkel Must Act on Paris' Eurozone Reform Proposals

The Macron Dilemma Why Merkel Must Act on Paris' Eurozone Reform Proposals

Germany has been sitting on eurozone-reform proposals from French President Emmanuel Macron for months. If Berlin doesn't act soon, a historical opportunity may go to waste. And that could spell doom for the common currency. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Michael Sauga more... Comment ]


En Marche One Year On: How Macron's Movement Is Transforming French Politics

En Marche One Year On How Macron's Movement Is Transforming French Politics

Nearly one year ago, Emmanuel Macron became the president of France. Since then, members of his En Marche movement have begun reimagining the world of French politics while governing the country at the same time. Can it work? By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

Hungarian Elections: What Orbán's Third Win Could Mean for Europe

Hungarian Elections What Orbán's Third Win Could Mean for Europe

With his strong election victory on Sunday, Hungary's Viktor Orbán exceeded all expectations. What will the party's third win mean for Europe? By Keno Verseck more... Comment ]


Poisoned Dialogue: Skripal Case Descends into a Propaganda War

Poisoned Dialogue Skripal Case Descends into a Propaganda War

In its rush to assign guilt to Moscow for the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the British government now finds itself on the defensive. Some German politicians have their doubts. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Former Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams: 'It's Still My View That the Use of Armed Actions Is Legitimate'

Former Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams 'It's Still My View That the Use of Armed Actions Is Legitimate'

April 10 marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement that brought tentative peace to Northern Ireland. In an interview, Gerry Adams, the deal's co-architect, discusses the ongoing conflict and why Brexit could become a curse -- or a blessing -- for the region. Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


Opinion: German Court Made Right Decision in Releasing Puigdemont

Opinion German Court Made Right Decision in Releasing Puigdemont

A German court ruled Thursday to temporarily release Catalonian separatist leader Carles Puigdemont. The case is still under review, but the judges have lifted the most serious charge the former leader faced. It was the correct decision. By Dietmar Hipp more... Comment ]