Growing Uneasiness: EU Preparing for a Possible Brexit

Growing Uneasiness: EU Preparing for a Possible Brexit

SPIEGEL has learned that the foreign ministers of six EU countries have met to discuss the implications of Britain's possible departure from the European Union. They fear that difficult negotiations over the course of two years could result. more... Comment ]





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'Disaster in the Making' The Many Failures of the EU-Turkey Refugee Deal

'Disaster in the Making': The Many Failures of the EU-Turkey Refugee Deal

Many viewed it with skepticism from the start and now, the Brussels-Ankara refugee deal is in danger of collapse. Refugees are being locked up in Turkey and it looks as though the best educated Syrians are not being allowed to continue to Europe. more... Comment ]


Muzzling Brussels Why EU Leaders Aren't Debating Brexit

Muzzling Brussels: Why EU Leaders Aren't Debating Brexit

David Cameron has asked EU leaders to keep out of the Brexit debate as millions of British citizens prepare to vote on their future in the European Union. The muzzling has led to political paralysis in Brussels. By Peter Müller, Ralf Neukirch and Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]


Embedded in Brexit An Inside Look at the Anti-EU Movement

Embedded in Brexit: An Inside Look at the Anti-EU Movement

The Brexit movement tends to not be particularly open with journalists, so I joined them for a few weeks to get an inside look. What I found was a lot of enthusiasm and some cause for concern in the run-up to the June 23 vote. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Exceeding Expectations Federica Mogherini Is Hope of European Social Democrats

Exceeding Expectations: Federica Mogherini Is Hope of European Social Democrats

Early on, many considered Federica Mogherini to be too young and inexperienced for the EU's top diplomatic post. Today, her name is being tossed in the ring as a potential leading European politician. By Peter Müller in Brussels more... Comment ]

Refugee Wrangling Merkel's Deal with Turkey in Danger of Collapse

Refugee Wrangling: Merkel's Deal with Turkey in Danger of Collapse

The conflict between Europe and Ankara over visa freedoms for Turkish citizens is escalating and Chancellor Merkel's refugee deal is in danger of collapse. Neither side is willing to back down. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Changing the System An Outsider Takes on Political Corruption in Ukraine

Changing the System: An Outsider Takes on Political Corruption in Ukraine

Ukraine's most popular politician lives far away from the country's capital. The mayor of Lviv is admired for his pragmatic approach to politics and for his refusal to do the president's bidding. Many believe he could soon bring his leadership style to Kiev. By Christian Neef in Lviv more... Comment ]

The Austrian Malady Turning Right in the Refugee Crisis

The Austrian Malady: Turning Right in the Refugee Crisis

The far-right candidate from the Austrian Freedom Party won an unexpected 35 percent of the vote in the first round of the country's presidential election. The established parties are largely to blame. An Essay by Armin Thurnher more... Comment ]

Erdogan's Big Prize Europe At Odds over Visa Freedom for Turks

Erdogan's Big Prize: Europe At Odds over Visa Freedom for Turks

Brussels is likely to open the door for visa-free travel to Europe for Turkish citizens, even if Ankara doesn't fulfill all the conditions imposed. Many in Europe are concerned that it could trigger a wave of new refugees from Turkey itself. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Ticket to Europe Refugee Crisis Focus Shifts to North Africa

Ticket to Europe: Refugee Crisis Focus Shifts to North Africa

Hundreds of thousands of Africans are preparing to test their luck on the voyage across the Mediterranean to Europe. As the weather begins improving, the number of arrivals will rise -- as will the number of deaths. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]