Divided Turkey: Erdogan Leads His Country into the Abyss

Divided Turkey Erdogan Leads His Country into the Abyss

Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious from last Sunday's referendum, but his slim margin of victory may actually have weakened his rule. Opposition to the Turkish president's power grab is forming and the EU can do little other than stand aside and watch. By Onur Burçak Belli and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

A Complete Breakdown: Extremists on Left and Right Push France to the Brink

A Complete Breakdown Extremists on Left and Right Push France to the Brink

With only a few days to go before the first round of voting, a systemic crisis is dominating the campaign in France. It is no longer inconceivable that a Euroskeptic radical leftist or a far-right populist could become the country's next president. This bodes poorly for the French, but also their neighbors in Europe. By Ullrich Fichtner and Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]


Opinion: It's Time To Break Off EU Membership Talks with Turkey

Opinion It's Time To Break Off EU Membership Talks with Turkey

Turks have voted to give their autocratic president even more power, with few checks and balances. By doing so, they have cast their ballot against the values of the European Union. It's time for the EU to take action by ending membership talks with Turkey. By Markus Becker in Brussels more... Comment ]

It's the EU Stupid: German Campaign Turning into a Debate Over Europe

It's the EU Stupid German Campaign Turning into a Debate Over Europe

In six months, Germany will go to the polls in a showdown between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Social Democratic challenger Martin Schulz. One issue is set to dominate the campaign: What to do about the European Union. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Leaving Room for Second Thoughts: Experts Believe Exit from Brexit Would Be Legally Possible

Leaving Room for Second Thoughts Experts Believe Exit from Brexit Would Be Legally Possible

Could the British government pull its Article 50 notification and halt the Brexit process in order to buy more time for negotiations? Legal experts believe that could be possible. The European Parliament has now applied stipulations to ensure that cannot happen. By Markus Becker in Brussels more... Comment ]

A Rock and a Hard Place: Gibraltar Erupts as Early Brexit Issue

A Rock and a Hard Place Gibraltar Erupts as Early Brexit Issue

In an escalation over the battle for Gibraltar's future, British politicians hinted over the weekend they would go to war to protect the enclave's sovereignty if push came to shove. What's behind the spat? By Markus Becker in Brussels more... Comment ]


Global Spying Network: Turkey's Worldwide Monitoring of Suspected Gülen Supporters

Global Spying Network Turkey's Worldwide Monitoring of Suspected Gülen Supporters

The Turkish government is spying on its own citizens around the world on a previously unreported scale, even in such far-flung corners as Ulaanbaatar and Dar Es Salaam. The espionage is detailed in newly obtained documents from Turkey's embassies. By Hasnain Kazim more... Comment ]

Negotiation Fantasies: Hopes and Delusions from Brexitasia

Negotiation Fantasies Hopes and Delusions from Brexitasia

The EU isn't setting out to punish Britain for leaving the bloc. But it is almost certain that the ultimate deal will be portrayed as such by Brexiteers. The reason is the completely unrealistic expectations harbored by the British. A Commentary by Markus Becker more... Comment ]


Brexit Consequences: Things to Do Before the UK Is Out

Brexit Consequences Things to Do Before the UK Is Out

The clock is now ticking. In two years, Britain will no longer be part of the European Union. Here are eight privileges that will be lost. By David Böcking more... Comment ]