The Last European: Romanian Driver Navigates the Soul of the EU

The Last European: Romanian Driver Navigates the Soul of the EU

For the past decade, Viktor Talic has been driving a van across Europe, delivering people and goods. His 50-hour, nearly sleepless journey offers a disquieting, yet inspiring, glimpse into the Continent's soul. By Juan Moreno more... Comment ]


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Victory in Defeat? Alexis Tsipras Has Shown Greeks He Can Save Them

Victory in Defeat? Alexis Tsipras Has Shown Greeks He Can Save Them

He'll have to implement tougher savings measures than any of his predecessors, despite his fight to end them. But Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras could still come out of the euro crisis as the victor, leading his country for years to come. By Julia Amalia Heyer in Athens more... Comment ]


Normandy Secrets Forgotten Nazi Arms Caches a Bonanza for Historians

Normandy Secrets: Forgotten Nazi Arms Caches a Bonanza for Historians

For decades, a vast network of Nazi arms caches and supply depots in the forest of Normandy lay forgotten. Now, research shows the extent to which the Wehrmacht sought to defend itself against the impending Allied invasion. By Frank Thadeusz more... Comment ]


The Fate of Greece Decision Time for Tsipras and Merkel

The Fate of Greece: Decision Time for Tsipras and Merkel

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has gambled away all support in Brussels. Now, he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have to make a momentous decision. Meanwhile, Greece's creditors are divided about how to proceed. more... Comment ]

Opinion Why a Grexit Must Be Avoided

Opinion: Why a Grexit Must Be Avoided

Europe is preparing for a Grexit and German voters would like to see the country leave the common currency regime. That, though, would be the wrong move. A Grexit must be avoided at all costs. A Commentary by Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Greek Foreign Minister Kotzias 'The Principle of Hope Is Very Powerful'

Greek Foreign Minister Kotzias: 'The Principle of Hope Is Very Powerful'

In a SPIEGEL interview, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias discusses the recent referendum and explains why he believes the power of hope might help revive Greece's fortunes. Interview Conducted by Manfred Ertel more... Comment ]

Operation 'Ochi' Zero Hour for Greece

Operation 'Ochi': Zero Hour for Greece

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has led his country into chaos. Divisions in Greek society are growing and Sunday's referendum may not be enough to pull the country back from the brink. By Julia Amalia Heyer, Katrin Kuntz and Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

Angela's Ashes How Merkel Failed Greece and Europe

Angela's Ashes: How Merkel Failed Greece and Europe

Angela Merkel relishes her reputation as queen of Europe. But she hasn't learned how to use her power, instead allowing a bad situation to heat up to the boiling point. Her inability to take unpopular stances badly exacerbated the Greek crisis. By Peter Müller and René Pfister more... Comment ]

Muzzling the Media Defying the Kremlin Crackdown on Press Freedom

Muzzling the Media: Defying the Kremlin Crackdown on Press Freedom

Against the backdrop of the bloody conflict in Ukraine, the Kremlin is seeking to harness the Russian media and increasingly clamping down on critical voices. But some journalists are refusing to deliver pro-Putin propaganda. By Benjamin Bidder and Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]

Greece's Referendum The Price of Five Years of Cowardice

Greece's Referendum: The Price of Five Years of Cowardice

Much of Europe is outraged by Alexis Tsipras' decision to hold a referendum on reforms in Greece. But how did the euro zone allow an economically irrelevant country of 11 million to bring the common currency to the brink? Through cowardice. By Christian Rickens more... Comment ]

Opinion We Are Living in the Anti-Europe

Opinion: We Are Living in the Anti-Europe

The Greek crisis has destroyed an old dream about the future of Europe. The only possibility for moving the EU in the direction we were promised is a radical solution -- either a Grexit or an expensive debt haircut. By Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]