International: Europe archive

'What If?': Daily Life in the Face of Terror

'What If?': Daily Life in the Face of Terror

July 26, 2016, 06:16 PM

When fears of terrorism creep into daily life, it changes a person. Once that feeling of security is lost, the improbable suddenly seems possible -- and that's how terrorism works. It depends on people losing sight of those odds. By Ullrich Fichtner in Paris more... Comment ]


The Olympian and the Terrorist: A Story of Two Belgian Brothers

The Olympian and the Terrorist: A Story of Two Belgian Brothers

July 20, 2016, 01:09 PM

The older brother detonated a bomb at the Brussels airport. The younger one is representing his country at the Olympic Games in Rio. The story of two Belgian siblings who long ago parted ways. By Lukas Eberle more... Comment ]

A New Beginning: Theresa May's Opportunity to Reinvent Britain

A New Beginning: Theresa May's Opportunity to Reinvent Britain

July 15, 2016, 06:03 PM

Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May, faces a difficult task. She must reconcile the country and improve the lives of those who feel left behind. A SPIEGEL Editorial by Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


The Waiting Game: Playing for Time After Brexit

The Waiting Game: Playing for Time After Brexit

July 08, 2016, 06:49 PM

Two weeks after the EU referendum, Britain's political elite is crumbling and the country still has no plan for Brexit. The next government -- and also the Europeans -- will have to pick up the pieces. By Christoph Scheuermann in London more... Comment ]

Opinion: Don't Forget the Western Balkans

Opinion: Don't Forget the Western Balkans

July 08, 2016, 06:26 PM

Following the Brexit vote, attention in the EU is likely to shift to internal debates on the future of European integration. But it's important that Europe not forget the Western Balkans, for whom the prospect of membership in the bloc is an important motivator for peace. By Sarah Wohlfeld more... Comment ]


Interview with Juncker and Schulz: 'Deadly for Europe'

Interview with Juncker and Schulz: 'Deadly for Europe'

July 08, 2016, 06:23 PM

The presidents of the European Parliament and the European Commission, Martin Schulz, 60, and Jean-Claude Juncker, 61, talk about the consequences of the Brexit vote, the failures of EU leaders and their early morning phone calls. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Horand Knaup and Michael Sauga more... Comment ]

Electorate Tremors: The Era of the Angry Voter Is Upon Us

Electorate Tremors: The Era of the Angry Voter Is Upon Us

July 06, 2016, 07:06 PM

Whether they are fans of Donald Trump, supporters of Brexit or Marine Le Pen voters in France, "angry voters" have one thing in common: They've been left in the dust by globalization. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Perilous Plebiscites: Brexit Vote Underscores Limits of Direct Democracy

Perilous Plebiscites: Brexit Vote Underscores Limits of Direct Democracy

July 05, 2016, 11:02 AM

Brexit sheds light on the problems created when the idea of direct democracy is abused. In our complex 21st century world, we have no choice but to delegate authority for most decision-making to our elected representatives. A SPIEGEL Editorial by Michael Sauga more... Comment ]

Merkel's Chief of Staff on Brexit: 'Advice from Outside Out of Place'

Merkel's Chief of Staff on Brexit: 'Advice from Outside Out of Place'

July 04, 2016, 02:20 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff, Peter Altmaier, discusses the consequences of Brexit for Europe and why he believes the British should be given the time they need to contemplate the consequences of their vote to leave the EU. Interview Conducted by Ralf Neukirch and René Pfister more... Comment ]


The Crimea Complex: A Crisis of Identity Where East Meets West

The Crimea Complex: A Crisis of Identity Where East Meets West

July 04, 2016, 01:42 PM

It's been two years since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. Since then, President Vladimir Putin has been cheered for liberating the peninsula and scorned for usurping it -- depending on who you ask. But what do the Crimeans think? By Erich Follath more... Comment ]