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Juncker-Schulz Partnership: A Test for EU Democracy

Juncker-Schulz Partnership: A Test for EU Democracy

September 21, 2016, 03:49 PM

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Parliament President Martin Schulz entered office pledging to make the European Union more democratic. Now, the two appear more worried about helping each other keep their jobs. By Peter Müller more... Comment ]


EU Parliament President: 'Trump Is a Problem for the Whole World'

EU Parliament President: 'Trump Is a Problem for the Whole World'

September 15, 2016, 04:58 PM

With Europe falling ever-deeper into crisis, European Parliament President Martin Schulz is warning of the further advance of right-wing populism. In an interview, he also says he fears the possibility of a President Trump. Interview Conducted by Markus Becker, Florian Gathmann and Roland Nelles more... Comment ]

The Brexit Bill: Britain's Departure Likely to Cost EU Billions

The Brexit Bill: Britain's Departure Likely to Cost EU Billions

September 14, 2016, 10:26 AM

At a summit in Bratislava this week, the EU wants to set the course for its future without Britain. One important issue is likely to be ignored by European leaders: The fact that Brexit is going to be expensive for Europe, especially for Germany. By Peter Müller, Christian Reiermann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


A Crude Heroine: Nadiya Savchenko's Assault on Ukraine's Elite

A Crude Heroine: Nadiya Savchenko's Assault on Ukraine's Elite

September 07, 2016, 03:02 PM

After her release from a Russia prison, Ukrainian helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko was celebrated as a hero. Now, though, she is making powerful enemies with her coarse verbal attacks against the country's political elite. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]

Did We Do It? Taking Stock One Year After Refugees' Arrival

Did We Do It? Taking Stock One Year After Refugees' Arrival

September 02, 2016, 04:21 PM

One year ago, Angela Merkel opened Germany's door to what would ultimately be over a million refugees, with the words, "We can do it." How much progress has been made integrating the hundreds of thousands of new residents? A report card. By Philipp Wittrock (text) and Christina Elmer (information graphics) more... Comment ]


German Caution, French Decisiveness: How Brexit Affects EU Defense Policy

German Caution, French Decisiveness: How Brexit Affects EU Defense Policy

September 01, 2016, 11:30 AM

What's next for the European Union after Brexit? When it comes to defense policy, Germany and France need to step up to the plate. For Germany this will mean greater spending -- and more foreign deployments. A Guest Editorial By Jean-Marie Guéhenno more... Comment ]

Back to the Future: Alain Juppé's Star Is Rising in France

Back to the Future: Alain Juppé's Star Is Rising in France

August 30, 2016, 02:55 PM

Many see Alain Juppé as boring. But the conservative former French prime minister is still the best liked candidate ahead of next year's presidential elections. He could thwart Nicolas Sarkozy's comeback and send President François Hollande into retirement. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]


Tragedy and Destruction: Italian Quake Is a Test for Goverment in Rome

Tragedy and Destruction: Italian Quake Is a Test for Goverment in Rome

August 26, 2016, 06:41 PM

This week's devastating earthquake in Italy, with more than 260 deaths, will be a leadership test for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. The state's failures after the 2009 catastrophe in L'Aquila have not been forgotten. By Fiona Ehlers and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Refugee Deal at Risk: Europe Takes a Soft Approach on Erdogan

Refugee Deal at Risk: Europe Takes a Soft Approach on Erdogan

August 05, 2016, 06:00 PM

Despite the Turkish President's crackdown on opponents in the wake of the failed coup attempt, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for strong continued ties to the country. It may be the only way to preserve the EU's crucial refugee deal. By SPIEGEL Staff. more... Comment ]


Financial Expert on Brexit: 'The British Always Want Special Treatment'

Financial Expert on Brexit: 'The British Always Want Special Treatment'

August 02, 2016, 03:47 PM

What direction will Britain take as it prepares for Brexit? British financial industry expert David Marsh says he believes Britain's withdrawal from the EU will do less damage to Brits than to the rest of Europe. Interview Conducted By Alexander Jung more... Comment ]