Eve of Election: A Fractured Ukraine, United in Uncertainty

Eve of Election: A Fractured Ukraine, United in Uncertainty

As the Ukrainian election approaches, citizens are both hopeful and skeptical about their country's future. But their biggest concern isn't the war in the east or Russian interference -- it's the country's need for a working state. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]




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'Poets and Alchemists' Berlin and Paris Undermine Euro Stability

'Poets and Alchemists': Berlin and Paris Undermine Euro Stability

Market uncertainty over the future of the euro has returned, but that hasn't stopped France from flouting European Union deficit rules. Berlin is already busy hashing out a dubious compromise. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Deadly Ukraine Crash German Intelligence Claims Pro-Russian Separatists Downed MH17

Deadly Ukraine Crash: German Intelligence Claims Pro-Russian Separatists Downed MH17

Germany's foreign intelligence agency says its review of the crash of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 in Ukrainian has concluded it was brought down by a missile fired by pro-Russian separatists near Donetsk. more... Comment ]

'Aren't We Human Beings?' One Year After the Lampedusa Refugee Tragedy

'Aren't We Human Beings?': One Year After the Lampedusa Refugee Tragedy

When over 300 refugees drowned off the coast of Italy last October, the incident prompted widespread outcry and promises to save more lives. But 12 months later, the fates of the survivors show just how broken Europe's refugee system really is. By Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Bungle Bungle Italy's Failed Economic Turnaround

Bungle Bungle: Italy's Failed Economic Turnaround

Ever since Matteo Renzi became Italy's new prime minister, officials in Berlin and Brussels have had newfound belief that Italy's deep-seated economic problems are being tackled. But that won't happen until the country stops deceiving itself. By Hans-Jürgen Schlamp more... Comment ]

Bridge to Nowhere Are EU Subsidies for Andalusia Well Spent?

Bridge to Nowhere: Are EU Subsidies for Andalusia Well Spent?

No other region in Spain receives as much European Union funding as Andalusia. But do the projects being funded make sense? Questions are mounting about the efficacy of the subsidies -- and about their potential for feeding corruption. By Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

Finnish Prime Minister 'Moscow Is Provoking a Number of Its Neighbors'

Finnish Prime Minister: 'Moscow Is Provoking a Number of Its Neighbors'

In an interview, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, 46, discusses relations with neighboring Russia and his country's flirtation with NATO. He says Finland will make a decision "without asking for permission." Interview Conducted by Dieter Bednarz more... Comment ]

Interview with a Sobibór Survivor 'The Best Moment of My Life'

Interview with a Sobibór Survivor: 'The Best Moment of My Life'

In an interview, 84 year old Sobibór survivor Philip Bialowitz discusses the importance of the recent discovery of the death camp's gas chambers and his risky escape from the Nazis in 1943. Interview Conducted By Claus Hecking more... Video | Comment ]

'Left To Die' The Survivors of the Malta Refugee Shipwreck

'Left To Die': The Survivors of the Malta Refugee Shipwreck

Earlier this month, 500 people, mostly refugess from the Gaza Strip, drowned when their ship sank in the Mediterranean. It was the worst such tragedy in a summer full of them. SPIEGEL traveled to Gaza and Crete to find out what happened. By Julia Amalia Heyer, Walter Mayr, Maximilian Popp and Chrissi Wilkens more... Comment ]

Europe's Original Sin What Asylum Policy Says about the EU

Europe's Original Sin: What Asylum Policy Says about the EU

European asylum policy is a messy compromise that has led to vast suffering on the EU's external borders. But having become used to our prosperity, we wouldn't have it any other way. An Essay by Jürgen Dahlkamp more... Comment ]