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Greek Leftist Leader Alexis Tsipras: 'It's in Europe's Interest to Lift the Austerity Diktat'

Greek Leftist Leader Alexis Tsipras: 'It's in Europe's Interest to Lift the Austerity Diktat'

May 28, 2012, 02:24 PM

Alexis Tsipras, head of the leftist Syriza party, wants an end to austerity in Greece. Ahead of Greek general elections in mid-June, he speaks with SPIEGEL about the dangers his country poses to the euro, the failure of economization measures thus far and why Chancellor Angela Merkel would be to blame if the Greek economy collapses. more...


'Pay Your Taxes': Greeks Furious Over Harsh Words from IMF and Germany

'Pay Your Taxes': Greeks Furious Over Harsh Words from IMF and Germany

May 28, 2012, 01:03 PM

As Greeks prepare to head to the polls once again in three weeks, international criticism of the country is intensifying. IMF head Christine Lagarde on Friday said citizens must begin paying their taxes, while a member of the German cabinet referred to Greece as a "bottomless pit." more...


Bosnian Couple Arrested: German Girl Held 'Like a Slave' for Eight Years

Bosnian Couple Arrested: German Girl Held 'Like a Slave' for Eight Years

May 28, 2012, 11:40 AM

A Bosnian couple has been arrested for allegedly holding a German girl as a slave for eight years. The now 19-year-old was reportedly forced to eat animal feed, do heavy field work and may have been sexually abused. Neighbors tipped off police. more...

Six-Point Growth Plan: Merkel Prepares to Strike Back Against Hollande

Six-Point Growth Plan: Merkel Prepares to Strike Back Against Hollande

May 26, 2012, 12:55 PM

France's new president, François Hollande, has put the German chancellor on the defensive with his growth agenda. Now Angela Merkel is planning to strike back. She is calling for structural reforms to save the euro with a six-point plan aimed at harmonizing austerity and growth in Europe once again. more...

The World from Berlin: 'The Greeks Can't Have Their Cake and Eat It Too'

The World from Berlin: 'The Greeks Can't Have Their Cake and Eat It Too'

May 25, 2012, 04:46 PM

Anxieties have reached a new high in Europe as uncertainty reigns over a potential Greek exit from the euro zone and new figures raise fears that the crisis may be affecting the German economy. German commentators on Friday review the currency union's options. more...

Six-Point Growth Plan: Berlin Proposes European Special Economic Zones

Six-Point Growth Plan: Berlin Proposes European Special Economic Zones

May 25, 2012, 12:14 PM

With Europe beginning to look for alternatives to its exclusive focus on austerity, the German government has developed a six-point plan to foster economic growth in Europe, SPIEGEL has learned. Included in the proposal is the creation of special economic zones in struggling euro-zone countries. more... Comment ]

The Miracle Next Door: Poland Emerges as a Central European Powerhouse

The Miracle Next Door: Poland Emerges as a Central European Powerhouse

May 25, 2012, 11:38 AM

Germans used to think of Poland as a country full of car thieves and post-communist drabness. On the eve of hosting the European Football Championship, however, the country has become the most astonishing success story in Eastern Europe. Relations between Berlin and Warsaw have never been better. By Erich Follath and Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

Renewable Energy Ambitions: Norway Wants to Become Europe's Battery

Renewable Energy Ambitions: Norway Wants to Become Europe's Battery

May 24, 2012, 06:01 PM

Because wind and solar energy are inconsistent, energy managers are looking for ways to fill in the gaps when it is dark outside and the air is still. A Norwegian company wants to turn hydroelectric power stations in the north into Europe's battery packs. By Christoph Seidler more...

Illegal Immigrants in Greece: At the Mercy of the People Smugglers

Illegal Immigrants in Greece: At the Mercy of the People Smugglers

May 24, 2012, 02:37 PM

Many of the illegal immigrants in the EU arrive via Greece, which is overwhelmed by the flood of incomers. The would-be migrants are ruthlessly exploited by people smugglers, and many of them die in the attempt to get to Europe. SPIEGEL heard the stories of a group of young Bangladeshi men who made it to Athens -- and discovered the reality behind the dream. By Andreas Ulrich in Nea Vyssa, Greece more... Comment ]

Greece and the Common Currency: Euro Zone Developing Grexit Contingency Plan

Greece and the Common Currency: Euro Zone Developing Grexit Contingency Plan

May 24, 2012, 01:42 PM

With Greeks heading to the polls once again in June, finance ministries in euro-zone member states are preparing for the worst. Several media outlets are reporting that contingency plans are being developed to prepare for a Greek exit from the common currency zone. more...

France Dominates EU Summit: Hollande Steals the Show from Merkel

France Dominates EU Summit: Hollande Steals the Show from Merkel

May 24, 2012, 09:35 AM

French President François Hollande managed to set the tone at his first EU summit with his proposal for euro bonds. It was the first such meeting in years that was not dominated by Chancellor Merkel. Hollande wanted to send the message that France will be more assertive in the future. By Carsten Volkery in Brussels more... Comment ]