Britain's Brexit Dithering: It's Time to Let the UK Go

Britain's Brexit Dithering It's Time to Let the UK Go

With this week's vote in parliament, it's clear that the British aren't close to clarifying their future relationship with Europe, or even knowing what they want. It might be best if we let them figure that out on their own, outside the European Union. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Irreconcilable Differences: A Divided Britain Faces a No-Deal Brexit

Irreconcilable Differences A Divided Britain Faces a No-Deal Brexit

Can Britain still regain control? After weeks of power struggles and an historic parliamentary defeat for the prime minister, it is unclear if the UK can still agree on a Brexit deal. Or whether a no-deal departure has become inevitable. By Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


May's Brexit Debacle: Britain Finally Confronts Reality

May's Brexit Debacle Britain Finally Confronts Reality

Now that British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by parliament, it is time for the European Union to concentrate on preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Because a deal with the UK is not currently possible. A Commentary By Markus Becker more...

Former Brexit Minister David Davis: 'We Should Not Be Afraid of No Deal'

Former Brexit Minister David Davis 'We Should Not Be Afraid of No Deal'

In an interview, former British cabinet minister David Davis says he believes the Brexit deal between the EU and Britain will ultimately fail. The politician also expresses doubts about the predicted chaos that could spark. Interview Conducted By Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


Yellow Vests Protests: If Macron Fails, Europe Fails

Yellow Vests Protests If Macron Fails, Europe Fails

French President Emmanuel Macron has tried to calm protesters by raising the minimum wage, among other concessions. But if the yellow vests continue eroding his authority, it's not just France that will suffer. And Germany is partly at fault. A Commentary by Henrik Enderlein more... Comment ]

Opinion: Why There Should Be No Exit from Brexit

Opinion Why There Should Be No Exit from Brexit

Brexit has plunged British politics into a state of chaos. Will the country now choose to remain in the European Union? The odds of that happening are rising, but it wouldn't be a good idea -- neither for Britain nor for the EU. A Commentary by Markus Becker more... Comment ]


A .38-Caliber Rosary: The Dangerous New Face of Salvini's Italy

A .38-Caliber Rosary The Dangerous New Face of Salvini's Italy

Shots fired at foreigners, assaults on minorities, neo-fascist marches: Italy's extreme right wing feels emboldened by the country's new leadership. Many are pointing fingers at Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. But is he to blame? By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Eurozone Reform: The Sputtering German-French Motor

Eurozone Reform The Sputtering German-French Motor

Once considered the motor of the European Union, the German-French partnership no longer has the clout it once did. That has recently become apparent in struggling efforts to reform the common currency zone. By Christian Reiermann and Peter Müller more... Comment ]


French Protests: Macron's Ghosts Return To Haunt Him

French Protests Macron's Ghosts Return To Haunt Him

The protests by the yellow vests against French President Emmanuel Macron aren't showing any signs of letting up despite concessions made by the government. Where is this anger coming from? By Julia Amalia Heyer and Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]