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European Purgatory: Migrant Smugglers Helping Refugees Return to Turkey

European Purgatory: Migrant Smugglers Helping Refugees Return to Turkey

June 30, 2016, 11:42 AM

The closure of the Balkan route has left tens of thousands of refugees stranded in Greece with nowhere to go. Smugglers who once profited from sneaking migrants deeper into Europe are now offering a new service: A way back to Turkey. By Riham Alkousaa and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]


The Refugee Question: Is Merkel To Blame for Brexit?

The Refugee Question: Is Merkel To Blame for Brexit?

June 28, 2016, 06:15 PM

The common reaction by the German media to Brexit is that Leave voters are either old fools or made a mistake. But their answer to Britain's departure -- to transfer even greater power to Brussels -- is equally delusional. By Jan Fleischhauer more... Comment ]


Brexit on Ice: More Emotion Please, Angie

Brexit on Ice: More Emotion Please, Angie

June 28, 2016, 06:03 PM

Angela Merkel is known for her dispassionate objectivity. But when it comes to Brexit, a bit more emotion is needed. Change is necessary in the European Union, but the German chancellor seems uninterested in leading the charge. A Commentary by Sebastian Fischer more...

Benefiting from Brexit: Boris Johnson's Folly

Benefiting from Brexit: Boris Johnson's Folly

June 26, 2016, 10:37 AM

Boris Johnson is Britain's most talented populist. He has seduced his country to leave the European Union -- and it could make him prime minister. But those supporting him could end up paying most dearly. By Thomas Hüetlin more... Comment ]

The Future of Europe: So What if the British Are Leaving?

The Future of Europe: So What if the British Are Leaving?

June 26, 2016, 10:34 AM

The consequences of Brexit are going to be painful for Britain. But for the EU, there are plenty of advantages. A Commentary by Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Brexit in Berlin: Merkel Sizes Up the Next EU Crisis

Brexit in Berlin: Merkel Sizes Up the Next EU Crisis

June 25, 2016, 03:25 PM

Closed-door meetings, crisis talks, hastily arranged diplomatic consultations: Since the British voted to leave the EU, officials in Berlin have been rushing to figure out how to respond. What happens next? By Sebastian Fischer, Florian Gathmann, Matthias Gebauer, Annett Meiritz and Severin Weiland more... Comment ]

A Pact Against Brecession: How We Can Prevent Contagion

A Pact Against Brecession: How We Can Prevent Contagion

June 25, 2016, 02:42 PM

The British vote has shocked the financial markets, and it also threatens to cripple the German and European economies. What Europeans need now is an emergency stimulus package to fight potential contagion. The clock is ticking. By Thomas Fricke more... Comment ]

Opinion: The Brits Have Chosen Out and Must Face the Consequences

Opinion: The Brits Have Chosen Out and Must Face the Consequences

June 25, 2016, 01:43 PM

The economic consequences of a Britain's departure from the European Union are manageable - but only if Europe's leaders handle Brexit properly. A SPIEGEL Editorial By Armin Mahler more... Comment ]

Europe Is Dead: Long Live Europe?

Europe Is Dead: Long Live Europe?

June 24, 2016, 08:51 PM

The people of the UK have voted to leave the European Union. Both Britain and the rest of Europe now face years of uncertainty. The tough negotiations ahead pose serious questions about the EU's future. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Brexit Aftermath: Europe's Zero Hour Presents an Opportunity

Brexit Aftermath: Europe's Zero Hour Presents an Opportunity

June 24, 2016, 06:03 PM

Brexit is a catastrophe, but it is not the end of the European Union. The EU must now take advantage of the opportunity it has been presented with. Here's how. By Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]

The Brexit Shock: If We Don't Love Europe, We Will Lose It

The Brexit Shock: If We Don't Love Europe, We Will Lose It

June 24, 2016, 02:29 PM

The Brits have voted to leave the EU. It was a democratic decision and we have no choice but to come to terms with the loss. But it's lso time for a reckoning: If we don't become more passionate about the European Union, we will lose it. A Commentary by Stefan Kuzmany more... Comment ]

Fear and Loathing in Britain: Brexit Is an Act of Deliberate Self-Mutilation

Fear and Loathing in Britain: Brexit Is an Act of Deliberate Self-Mutilation

June 24, 2016, 11:02 AM

Britain's vote to leave the EU was a gut decision, an emblem of a country in retreat. The island nation is getting smaller and smaller. By Christoph Scheuermann in London more... Comment ]

Black Thursday: Europe in Shock over Brexit

Black Thursday: Europe in Shock over Brexit

June 24, 2016, 10:09 AM

The unbelievable has happened: The British have voted to leave the EU, with Brexiteers scoring a narrow victory. The only certainty at the moment is that Europe and Britain now face great uncertainty. By Christian Teevs in London more... Comment ]