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Renzi's High Stakes Poker: Europe Holds Its Breath Ahead of Italian Vote

Renzi's High Stakes Poker: Europe Holds Its Breath Ahead of Italian Vote

November 30, 2016, 11:29 AM

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi may be facing defeat in a game of high-stakes poker with the electorate. If the Dec. 4 constitutional referendum fails, there are dark clouds on the horizon for Europe's future. The country is in poor economic shape and financial markets are alarmed. By Martin Hesse, Walter Mayr, Peter Müller and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Britain's Trump Card: Brexit Negotiations Just Got More Complicated

Britain's Trump Card: Brexit Negotiations Just Got More Complicated

November 21, 2016, 04:26 PM

Donald Trump's election in the US has made negotiations over Britain's departure from the EU even more complicated -- and could create added difficulties for German businesses. The prospect of a "hard Brexit" is becoming ever more likely. By Martin Hesse, Peter Müller, Christoph Pauly and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Concern in Brussels and Berlin: Trump Spells End of Normality for Europe

Concern in Brussels and Berlin: Trump Spells End of Normality for Europe

November 11, 2016, 08:06 PM

Donald Trump's election has put establishment politicians in Europe in a state of panic. In Berlin, nobody knows what the US president-elect intends to do. In Brussels, fears are growing he will put wind into the sails of the growing anti-EU populist movement. BY SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Running Out of Allies: Trump's Election Triggers Deep Concern in Europe

Running Out of Allies: Trump's Election Triggers Deep Concern in Europe

November 10, 2016, 01:45 PM

Trump in the White House, Putin in the Kremlin and Erdogan in Ankara, not to mention right-wing populists at home: The EU is running out of international partners -- at a time when the union itself is facing a historic crisis. By Markus Becker more... Comment ]

Europe Reacts to Trump: 'The World Is Crumbling in Front of Our Eyes'

Europe Reacts to Trump: 'The World Is Crumbling in Front of Our Eyes'

November 09, 2016, 12:12 PM

Most in Europe were expecting to wake up to President-elect Hillary Clinton. But now that Trump has won, many political leaders in Germany and the EU are in no mood to celebrate -- with some exceptions. more... Comment ]


Ms. Brexit: Theresa May Seeks to Reinvent Britain

Ms. Brexit: Theresa May Seeks to Reinvent Britain

November 01, 2016, 02:36 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to make a clean break with the leadership of her predecessor, David Cameron. Even as difficult Brexit negotiations loom, she hopes to draw on her past to reunite the United Kingdom. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

The Charm Wears Off: Tsipras Caught Between EU and Voter Demands

The Charm Wears Off: Tsipras Caught Between EU and Voter Demands

November 01, 2016, 10:30 AM

When he got elected nearly two years ago, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised to stand up to the EU's austerity demands and restore his country's dignity. His failure to deliver risks plunging the country into a new political crisis. By Giorgos Christides and Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]


Overflowing Camps: EU-Turkey Refugee Deal Dying in the Greek Islands

Overflowing Camps: EU-Turkey Refugee Deal Dying in the Greek Islands

October 18, 2016, 10:57 AM

Ever since the failed military putsch in Turkey, the number of refugees making the trip across the Aegean to Greece has been rising again. The camps on the islands are full and the EU-Turkey deal is in danger of collapse. By Eren Caylan, Giorgos Christides and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Cold Britannia: Searching for the True Britain

Cold Britannia: Searching for the True Britain

October 13, 2016, 03:21 PM

What happened to Britain? It's a question many Europeans are currently asking. I traveled through the country on the search for answers -- and found a deeply divided land. An Essay by Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


Interview with Queen Margrethe II of Denmark: 'I Would Not Say We Are a Multicultural Country'

Interview with Queen Margrethe II of Denmark: 'I Would Not Say We Are a Multicultural Country'

September 30, 2016, 12:55 PM

What is the job of today's European monarchs? Voicing political opinions on issues certainly isn't one of them, but Denmark's Queen Margrethe II wants to make an exception. Interview Conducted By Manfred Ertel and Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]