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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

April 10, 2017, 06:14 PM

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

April 05, 2017, 08:48 PM

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

April 03, 2017, 05:45 PM

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

March 31, 2017, 06:00 PM

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

March 30, 2017, 05:30 PM

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

March 29, 2017, 05:47 PM

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 ]

Interview with Poland's Foreign Minister: 'We Want Our Concerns to Be Taken Seriously'

Interview with Poland's Foreign Minister: 'We Want Our Concerns to Be Taken Seriously'

March 28, 2017, 10:58 AM

Poland's foreign minister complains that his country has been mistreated by the European Union. SPIEGEL spoke with Witold Waszczykowski about what Warsaw wants, what Warsaw gets and his country's troubled relationship with Germany. Interview Conducted by Jan Puhl more... Comment ]


A Wounded Metropolis: London in the Age of Terror and Brexit

A Wounded Metropolis: London in the Age of Terror and Brexit

March 24, 2017, 07:17 PM

London is the epicenter of globalization, a glut of money and creativity -- and the antithesis of Brexit parochialism. It is also the best city in the world. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Two Years of Uncertainty: Europe Prepares for Tough Brexit Negotiations

Two Years of Uncertainty: Europe Prepares for Tough Brexit Negotiations

March 24, 2017, 06:42 PM

The official divorce proceedings between Britain and the European Union are expected to begin on Wednesday, when Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50. So far, the UK and the EU haven't even agreed on the first issues they intend to negotiate. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Resisting the Siren Song: Stopping the Advance of the Right-Wing Populists

Resisting the Siren Song: Stopping the Advance of the Right-Wing Populists

March 21, 2017, 10:02 AM

The recent election in the Netherlands has sparked hope that the march of the right-wing populists has been halted. But it's important that populism be answered with democratic confidence rather than misguided imitation. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Ullrich Fichtner more... Comment ]