International: Europe archive

Interview with Italian Vintner Antinori: 'Italian Wines Are Drunk, Not Collected'

Interview with Italian Vintner Antinori: 'Italian Wines Are Drunk, Not Collected'

October 22, 2018, 12:06 PM

Albiera Antinori is head of the centuries-old Italian vintner of the same name. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, she speaks of the flood of cheap wine, new buying habits in China and the populist government in Rome. Interview Conducted by Isabell Hülsen and Susanne Amann more... Comment ]


Brexit Negotiations: Watching a Country Make a Fool of Itself

Brexit Negotiations: Watching a Country Make a Fool of Itself

October 19, 2018, 03:33 PM

No country in the world has cultivated arrogance the way Britain has. But the sad truth is: The former global power can't even find its way to the door without tripping over its feet. A Commentary by Jan Fleischhauer more... Comment ]

Untethered in Italy: Salvini Pushes Country to the Precipice

Untethered in Italy: Salvini Pushes Country to the Precipice

October 16, 2018, 03:38 PM

With the approval of his partners in government, Italy's Matteo Salvini is lambasting the EU, foreigners and the press while at the same time quoting a fascist dictator. A tragedy with potentially wide-reaching consequences is unfolding at the heart of Europe. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]


A European IMF: The New Face of the Eurozone Bailout Fund

A European IMF: The New Face of the Eurozone Bailout Fund

October 12, 2018, 04:33 PM

The erstwhile bailout fund known as the European Stability Mechanism may soon be granted far-reaching new powers, including the kinds of functions currently possessed by the IMF. But there's a hitch. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Sky Cruise: Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground

Sky Cruise: Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground

October 02, 2018, 05:55 PM

A new cable car to the top of Klein Matterhorn leads to the highest gondola station in Europe. Now, only a small link is missing to complete a grand vision: The crossing of the Alps by aerial tramway. Environmentalists are not impressed. By Christian Wüst more... Comment ]


Countdown to Brexit: No Deal Might Be the Worst Deal of All

Countdown to Brexit: No Deal Might Be the Worst Deal of All

September 18, 2018, 04:18 PM

With just 200 days left to go until Brexit, a failure to secure a negotiated deal is looking increasingly possible. That would be disastrous for the European Union, but even worse for the British. By Peter Müller and Jörg Schindler in London more... Comment ]

Fueling the Populists: Why Did EU Commission Chief Go Silent in Border Dispute?

Fueling the Populists: Why Did EU Commission Chief Go Silent in Border Dispute?

September 14, 2018, 06:24 PM

The president of the European Commission is ignoring his own legal staff's advice to issue a position statement in the long-simmering border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia. Has he gone quiet to help the Croatian prime minister, who is a member of the same political party? By Peter Müller in Brussels more... Comment ]


Mega Railway Expansion: Berlin Courts Prestige Project with Turkey Amid Tensions

Mega Railway Expansion: Berlin Courts Prestige Project with Turkey Amid Tensions

September 11, 2018, 02:41 PM

In secret talks, the German government is seeking to push forward a massive project to modernize Turkey's railways. Berlin may help finance the multibillion-euro project, but faces criticism for cooperating with the autocrat from Ankara. more... Comment ]

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: 'Why Does Everything I Do Get So Overblown?'

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: 'Why Does Everything I Do Get So Overblown?'

September 07, 2018, 06:21 PM

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, 32, talks about his goals as holder of the rotating European Council presidency, the fight against illegal immigration and his relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Interview Conducted By Peter Müller and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]


Interview with Poland's Foreign Minister: 'Our Losses Were Much Bigger'

Interview with Poland's Foreign Minister: 'Our Losses Were Much Bigger'

September 04, 2018, 04:22 PM

Poland is currently regarded as the EU's problem child. The country's national-conservative government refuses to deal with the refugee issue and it continues to undermine the rule of law. In an interview, Foreign Minister Czaputowicz explains why Warsaw is once again demanding war compensation from Germany. Interview Conducted By Markus Becker more... Comment ]