Refugee Deal at Risk: Europe Takes a Soft Approach on Erdogan

Refugee Deal at Risk: Europe Takes a Soft Approach on Erdogan

Despite the Turkish President's crackdown on opponents in the wake of the failed coup attempt, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for strong continued ties to the country. It may be the only way to preserve the EU's crucial refugee deal. By SPIEGEL Staff. more... Comment ]





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Financial Expert on Brexit 'The British Always Want Special Treatment'

Financial Expert on Brexit: 'The British Always Want Special Treatment'

What direction will Britain take as it prepares for Brexit? British financial industry expert David Marsh says he believes Britain's withdrawal from the EU will do less damage to Brits than to the rest of Europe. Interview Conducted By Alexander Jung more... Comment ]


'What If?' Daily Life in the Face of Terror

'What If?': Daily Life in the Face of Terror

When fears of terrorism creep into daily life, it changes a person. Once that feeling of security is lost, the improbable suddenly seems possible -- and that's how terrorism works. It depends on people losing sight of those odds. By Ullrich Fichtner in Paris more... Comment ]


The Olympian and the Terrorist A Story of Two Belgian Brothers

The Olympian and the Terrorist: A Story of Two Belgian Brothers

The older brother detonated a bomb at the Brussels airport. The younger one is representing his country at the Olympic Games in Rio. The story of two Belgian siblings who long ago parted ways. By Lukas Eberle more... Comment ]

A New Beginning Theresa May's Opportunity to Reinvent Britain

A New Beginning: Theresa May's Opportunity to Reinvent Britain

Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May, faces a difficult task. She must reconcile the country and improve the lives of those who feel left behind. A SPIEGEL Editorial by Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

The Waiting Game Playing for Time After Brexit

The Waiting Game: Playing for Time After Brexit

Two weeks after the EU referendum, Britain's political elite is crumbling and the country still has no plan for Brexit. The next government -- and also the Europeans -- will have to pick up the pieces. By Christoph Scheuermann in London more... Comment ]

Opinion Don't Forget the Western Balkans

Opinion: Don't Forget the Western Balkans

Following the Brexit vote, attention in the EU is likely to shift to internal debates on the future of European integration. But it's important that Europe not forget the Western Balkans, for whom the prospect of membership in the bloc is an important motivator for peace. By Sarah Wohlfeld more... Comment ]

Interview with Juncker and Schulz 'Deadly for Europe'

Interview with Juncker and Schulz: 'Deadly for Europe'

The presidents of the European Parliament and the European Commission, Martin Schulz, 60, and Jean-Claude Juncker, 61, talk about the consequences of the Brexit vote, the failures of EU leaders and their early morning phone calls. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Horand Knaup and Michael Sauga more... Comment ]

Electorate Tremors The Era of the Angry Voter Is Upon Us

Electorate Tremors: The Era of the Angry Voter Is Upon Us

Whether they are fans of Donald Trump, supporters of Brexit or Marine Le Pen voters in France, "angry voters" have one thing in common: They've been left in the dust by globalization. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Perilous Plebiscites Brexit Vote Underscores Limits of Direct Democracy

Perilous Plebiscites: Brexit Vote Underscores Limits of Direct Democracy

Brexit sheds light on the problems created when the idea of direct democracy is abused. In our complex 21st century world, we have no choice but to delegate authority for most decision-making to our elected representatives. A SPIEGEL Editorial by Michael Sauga more... Comment ]