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Crisis Redux: Italy Sends a Jolt Through Europe

Crisis Redux: Italy Sends a Jolt Through Europe

June 01, 2018, 06:37 PM

Euro-skeptic Italian populists are posing a serious threat to the European Union. Following the drama over Greece and Brexit, the political situation in Rome could throw Europe into its next major existential crisis. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


ECB Vice President Constâncio: 'Italy Knows the Rules'

ECB Vice President Constâncio: 'Italy Knows the Rules'

May 29, 2018, 12:42 PM

In an interview, outgoing European Central Bank Vice President Vítor Constâncio issues a timely reminder that ECB assistance is tied to conditions, but insists the eurozone is in good shape despite the problems in Italy. Interview Conducted by Henning Jauernig and Stefan Kaiser more... Comment ]

Italian President Mattarella: The Man Who Wouldn't Yield

Italian President Mattarella: The Man Who Wouldn't Yield

May 28, 2018, 05:49 PM

Rather than handing the reins of power to anti-EU populists, Italy's president has paved the way for snap elections. Who is Sergio Mattarella? By Hans-Jürgen Schlamp in Rome more... Comment ]


Will Populists Stall Europe? Italy's New Goverment Is Bad News for the Euro

Will Populists Stall Europe? Italy's New Goverment Is Bad News for the Euro

May 25, 2018, 06:41 PM

Two populist parties are set to take over the government reins in Italy and about the only thing they seem to agree on is their desire to spend huge amounts of money. That's bad news for Italian finances and terrible news for the eurozone. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Roman Reality Check: Italian Trumpism Is No Less Dangerous than the Original

Roman Reality Check: Italian Trumpism Is No Less Dangerous than the Original

May 25, 2018, 06:01 PM

Members of the European Union need to send a clear message to the new Italian government: We will not allow you to destroy the eurozone. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Michael Sauga more... Comment ]


The Hardliner with a Soft Spot: A Visit with Trump's Man in Berlin

The Hardliner with a Soft Spot: A Visit with Trump's Man in Berlin

May 23, 2018, 05:07 PM

With the arrival of Richard Grenell, an unusual diplomat has taken up quarters at the U.S. Embassy in Germany. The new ambassador is outspoken, modern and openly gay but also an arch-conservative. He tweets more than the president. By Martin Knobbe more... Comment ]

Iran Crisis: Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France

Iran Crisis: Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France

May 18, 2018, 06:01 PM

Donald Trump's move to withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran should have pulled the European Union together, but Angela Merkel has instead chosen to appease the U.S. president. Criticism of her stance is mounting in Brussels and Berlin. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström: 'We Won't Allow Ourselves to Be Blackmailed'

European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström: 'We Won't Allow Ourselves to Be Blackmailed'

May 18, 2018, 06:00 PM

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, 50, says the EU won't negotiate "until Trump stops pointing the gun at our chest." But, she adds, Europe would much prefer compromise over aggression. Interview Conducted by Christian Reiermann and Peter Müller more... Comment ]

World Press Freedom Day: Hungary's Attack on the Media Is Un-European

World Press Freedom Day: Hungary's Attack on the Media Is Un-European

May 03, 2018, 06:25 PM

A Hungarian newspaper with close ties to the government has published a black list of foreign correspondents. One of those on the list is SPIEGEL ONLINE reporter Keno Verseck. It's just one more example of the country's slide into authoritarianism. An Editorial By Barbara Hans more... Comment ]


The Macron Dilemma: Why Merkel Must Act on Paris' Eurozone Reform Proposals

The Macron Dilemma: Why Merkel Must Act on Paris' Eurozone Reform Proposals

April 27, 2018, 06:15 PM

Germany has been sitting on eurozone-reform proposals from French President Emmanuel Macron for months. If Berlin doesn't act soon, a historical opportunity may go to waste. And that could spell doom for the common currency. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Michael Sauga more... Comment ]