Ego Trip in Brussels: Juncker Seeks Greater Commission Control over Eurozone

Ego Trip in Brussels Juncker Seeks Greater Commission Control over Eurozone

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker would like the EU executive to have more control over the Eurozone in the future. But member states aren't eager to give up control. By Peter Müller and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Potential Catastrophe: How the Irish Border Became Brexit's Biggest Hurdle

Potential Catastrophe How the Irish Border Became Brexit's Biggest Hurdle

A new "hard" border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland could have dire economic consequences for both sides -- and reignite old feuds. Now Dublin is playing hardball with British negotiators. By Markus Becker more... Comment ]


EU Competition Commissioner Vestager: 'The Auto Industry Is a High Priority'

EU Competition Commissioner Vestager 'The Auto Industry Is a High Priority'

EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, 49, has made a name for herself by taking on Google, Apple and Starbucks. She talks to DER SPIEGEL about her current investigation into possible automaker collusion and Facebook's responsibilities to its users. Interview Conducted by Peter Müller and Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]

Europe at Its Ugliest: The Refugee Scandal on the Island of Lesbos

Europe at Its Ugliest The Refugee Scandal on the Island of Lesbos

As winter arrives, the situation on the Greek island of Lesbos is unsustainable. Conditions at the refugee camps are horrific and island residents are tired of being left in the lurch by Athens and the EU. A visit to ground zero of European ignominy. By Giorgos Christides and Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]


Hello? Anybody Home? Germany's Voice Suddenly Missing in Brussels

Hello? Anybody Home? Germany's Voice Suddenly Missing in Brussels

After the German election, French President Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for far-reaching EU reforms. But with coalition talks having collapsed in Germany, Berlin suddenly has no voice. Some in Brussels are yearning for a return of the SPD. By Peter Müller more... Comment ]

The Dreamers: Doubts about Brexit on the Rise in Britain

The Dreamers Doubts about Brexit on the Rise in Britain

It has often been said that Brexit means Brexit. But does it? With Prime Minister Theresa May showing weakness and the negotiations dragging, some are hoping that Britain's departure from the EU can be warded off. By Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


#MeToo: The European Parliament's Sexual Harassment Problem

#MeToo The European Parliament's Sexual Harassment Problem

Sexual harassment has long been a fact of life in the European Parliament in Brussels. Recently, some women have begun speaking up. But the law-making body has been slow to address the problem. By Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Paradise Looted: How Sicily Became Ungovernable

Paradise Looted How Sicily Became Ungovernable

Italy's poorest region, Sicily, is the country's problem child. Now it has elected a new government. To fix the island, it will have to overcome corruption and widespread Mafia control - and figure out how to convince its population not to leave. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]


The Lure of Luxembourg: A Peek Behind the VW Tax Haven Curtain

The Lure of Luxembourg A Peek Behind the VW Tax Haven Curtain

Volkswagen has established several companies in Luxembourg in recent years, worth a total of 17 billion euros. The structure has raised suspicions that the German carmaker is trying to sidestep the tax office back home. By Simon Hage, Martin Hesse and Blaz Zgaga more... Comment ]