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One Man Against Them All: Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Sensation

One Man Against Them All: Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Sensation

June 10, 2017, 12:35 PM

Even more astonishing than Theresa May's poor showing in this week's British election was the resurrection of Labour -- especially after Jeremy Corbyn's party seemed to do all it could to get badly defeated. By Jörg Schindler in London more... Comment ]


Interview with Jean-Claude Juncker: Europeans 'Must Learn World Affairs'

Interview with Jean-Claude Juncker: Europeans 'Must Learn World Affairs'

June 09, 2017, 06:02 PM

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, 62, discusses the EU's growing self-confidence, its differences with President Trump and Brexit negotiations in the wake of an unclear election outcome in Britain. Interview Conducted by Peter Müller and Dirk Kurbjuweit in Brussels more...

The Tin Lady: May's Catastrophic Result Clouds UK's Future

The Tin Lady: May's Catastrophic Result Clouds UK's Future

June 09, 2017, 12:59 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May went all in -- and lost almost everything. Following a catastrophic result for the country's Conservatives, the UK is politically paralyzed. And it is unclear what will happen next. By Jörg Schindler  in London more... Comment ]


EU Commissioner Malmström: 'Millions of U.S. Jobs Depend On Trade with EU'

EU Commissioner Malmström: 'Millions of U.S. Jobs Depend On Trade with EU'

May 29, 2017, 05:09 PM

In an interview, European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström of Sweden discusses the best way of dealing with free trade foe Donald Trump, unfair Chinese business practices and why it will likely take a "number of years" before the EU reaches a deal on future ties with post-Brexit Britain. Interview Conducted by Peter Müller and Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

Deterrence or Détente: How Can NATO Best Address the Russian Threat?

Deterrence or Détente: How Can NATO Best Address the Russian Threat?

May 24, 2017, 02:29 PM

With fears growing over potential Russian aggression in Europe, NATO is once again promoting a strategy of deterrence. But is higher military spending in response to the world's crises the right answer? By Konstantin von Hammerstein more... Comment ]


Desperate in Athens: Unaccompanied Migrant Boys in Greece Turn to Prostitution

Desperate in Athens: Unaccompanied Migrant Boys in Greece Turn to Prostitution

May 19, 2017, 10:27 AM

In Greece, refugees face dire living conditions, limited housing and catastrophically long wait times for their claims. On a square in Athens, unaccompanied boys from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria are increasingly pursuing a last-ditch option for survival: prostitution. By Giorgos Christides more... Comment ]

Frenemy in the Making? Merkel Views Macron with Skepticism and Hope

Frenemy in the Making? Merkel Views Macron with Skepticism and Hope

May 15, 2017, 06:39 PM

Emmanuel Macron's victory in France has galvanized Germany's Social Democrats. But Merkel, too, is hopeful that the new French president will mark an improvement in Berlin-Paris relations. There are, however, plenty of potential conflicts looming. By Peter Müller, Ralf Neukirch, René Pfister, Michael Sauga and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


The Magician: Can Macron's Charisma Heal France and Europe?

The Magician: Can Macron's Charisma Heal France and Europe?

May 12, 2017, 08:19 PM

Emmanuel Macron's election is nothing short of a political upheaval in France. As the youngest president in the country's history, he has set himself the task of reunifying a divided country. Can his project of political renewal succeed? And can he help save Europe? By Julia Amalia Heyer in Paris more... Comment ]

Macron's Challenge: France's New Leader Must Restore Confidence

Macron's Challenge: France's New Leader Must Restore Confidence

May 08, 2017, 01:33 PM

With the support of almost two-thirds of French voters, Emmanuel Macron has been elected as France's youngest president ever. He now has the chance to modernize his country -- and save Europe. A Commentary by Julia Amalia Heyer in Paris more... Comment ]


The Deadly Mediterranean Route: EU Seeks to Ward Off New Refugee Crisis

The Deadly Mediterranean Route: EU Seeks to Ward Off New Refugee Crisis

May 04, 2017, 07:26 PM

The number of migrants crossing the dangerous Mediterranean route has risen significantly since the beginning of the year. European officials fear the situation could further deteriorate. So far, though, Brussels hasn't been able to agree on a solution. By Christiane Hoffmann, Walter Mayr, Peter Müller, Christoph Schult and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more... Comment ]