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Opinion: Watch Out for Little Green Men

Opinion: Watch Out for Little Green Men

July 07, 2014, 05:52 PM

When Moscow-backed troops appeared in Crimea earlier this year, the media dubbed them the "Little Green Men." Now NATO members should ask themselves how they will respond if the soldiers begin appearing in Estonia and Latvia too. By Steve Pifer more... Comment ]


Yearning for Change: Italian Diplomacy Just Got Younger

Yearning for Change: Italian Diplomacy Just Got Younger

July 04, 2014, 11:39 AM

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised change for his country. His new foreign minister, Federica Mogherini, embodies the desire to shake things up. Just 41 years old, she lacks extensive experience, but is full of confidence. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]


Russian Riddle: EU Can't Agree on a Natural Gas Strategy

Russian Riddle: EU Can't Agree on a Natural Gas Strategy

June 24, 2014, 05:13 PM

European leaders agree that the Ukraine crisis has made natural gas supplies from Russia precarious. Yet they are divided over what to do about it. Poland wants a new European energy union, but others seem to be in no hurry. By Frank Dohmen and Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

Ukraine: Cossacks Thought To Be Behind Observer Kidnappings

Ukraine: Cossacks Thought To Be Behind Observer Kidnappings

June 23, 2014, 11:08 AM

Western diplomats believe that leading Cossacks could be behind the abduction of two teams of OSCE observers in eastern Ukraine, SPIEGEL has learned. A leading Cossack in the Russian parliament could have the power to free them. more... Comment ]

Spending Spree: Anger with Greek Shipowners on the Rise

Spending Spree: Anger with Greek Shipowners on the Rise

June 19, 2014, 04:49 PM

The Greek economy continues to suffer, but the country's shipowners are spending as though there were no crisis. Once popular, Greece's shipping companies are now widely reviled. By Manfred Ertel more... Comment ]

Commission Crusade: Cameron Outmaneuvered in Battle over Juncker

Commission Crusade: Cameron Outmaneuvered in Battle over Juncker

June 19, 2014, 12:37 PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron is determined not to let Jean-Claude Juncker become president of the European Commission. But he is increasingly isolated. He might face his Waterloo as early as next week. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission

Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission

June 07, 2014, 12:14 PM

The appointment of the next leaders of the EU Commission has divided Europe, raising the specter that Britain could leave the bloc. London is an important ally to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and it is likely she will seek to broker a deal. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Opinion: Europe's Juncker Bond

Opinion: Europe's Juncker Bond

June 05, 2014, 01:15 PM

Jean-Claude Juncker vehemently criticized German-imposed austerity measures during the euro crisis. By doing so, he gained support in a number of countries -- especially those which would like to see the common currency zone degraded into a debt union. By Jan Fleischhauer more... Comment ]

Cameron's Empty Threat: Britain Risks Losing an Ally in EU Feud

Cameron's Empty Threat: Britain Risks Losing an Ally in EU Feud

June 04, 2014, 03:50 PM

It appears David Cameron's strategy has backfired. His campaign to derail Jean-Claude Juncker's appointment as the next EU Commission president is failing and the British prime minister may soon suffer a loss of face. Angela Merkel is his only possible savior. By Carsten Volkery in London more... Comment ]

'A European War': The Fight for Ukraine's East Gets Bloodier

'A European War': The Fight for Ukraine's East Gets Bloodier

June 04, 2014, 01:33 PM

Fighters from Russia's Caucasus region have joined the separatists in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev has intensified its efforts to win back control of the region. Just 10 days after the presidential election there, the conflict is quickly turning into a war. By Moritz Gathmann and Christian Neef more... Comment ]