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Stripping Neighbors of Money: Pressure Mounts for EU Crackdown on Tax Havens

Stripping Neighbors of Money: Pressure Mounts for EU Crackdown on Tax Havens

November 18, 2014, 06:36 PM

Corporations pay low taxes in Luxembourg. As prime minister, Jean-Claude Juncker carried partial blame for this policy. Politicians in Brussels have maneuvered to save him from the scandal, but the case has cast light on Europe's tax-dumping problem. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Putin's Reach: Merkel Concerned about Russian Influence in the Balkans

Putin's Reach: Merkel Concerned about Russian Influence in the Balkans

November 17, 2014, 05:41 PM

Berlin has begun to see Moscow as an adversary rather than as a potential partner. The German government is concerned about efforts by Russian President Vladimir Putin to increase his influence in the Balkans. Stopping him, however, could prove difficult. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Fantastic Voyage: Europe Prepares First Comet Landing

Fantastic Voyage: Europe Prepares First Comet Landing

November 11, 2014, 05:21 PM

On Wednesday, astronomers with the European Space Agency will attempt a maneuver that has never been tried before. A probe from the spacecraft Rosetta is to land on a comet some 500 million kilometers away. The mission could teach us about life on Earth. By Olaf Stampf more... Comment ]

Democratic Deficit: It's Time to Put Juncker on the Hot Seat

Democratic Deficit: It's Time to Put Juncker on the Hot Seat

November 10, 2014, 05:46 PM

Can the European Commission be led by a man who transformed his own country into a tax oasis? The debate is long overdue and Jean-Claude Juncker can no longer afford to shirk the question. more... Comment ]

The Lost Children: France Takes Stock of Growing Jihadist Problem

The Lost Children: France Takes Stock of Growing Jihadist Problem

November 06, 2014, 04:56 PM

More than 1,000 young people from France have joined extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, more than from any other European country. The recruits are no longer just coming from the margins of society. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

The Chaos Republics: Stagnation and Infighting Take Hold in Eastern Ukraine

The Chaos Republics: Stagnation and Infighting Take Hold in Eastern Ukraine

November 06, 2014, 04:40 PM

There was a time when it looked as though eastern Ukraine might become part of Russia. Now, though, rebels in the region have been fighting among themselves and Moscow is unsure how to proceed. Sunday's election changed nothing. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]

Sun Sets on Golden Dawn: Greek Party Accused in Killings and Racist Attacks

Sun Sets on Golden Dawn: Greek Party Accused in Killings and Racist Attacks

November 04, 2014, 04:13 PM

Greece's public prosecutor claims the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party bears all the characteristics of a 'criminal organization'. Party members stand accused of murder and other acts of violence. Will Greek officials soon move to ban Chrysi Avgi? By Manfred Ertel more... Comment ]

Approaching Brexit? Merkel Fears Britain Crossing a Red Line on Immigration

Approaching Brexit? Merkel Fears Britain Crossing a Red Line on Immigration

November 03, 2014, 02:29 PM

David Cameron is furious about the EU Commission's demand that the UK make a back payment of €2.1 billion. But it is the British prime minister's stance on immigration that has German Chancellor Merkel more worried. She fears he may be crossing a red line. By Nikolaus Blome, Christoph Scheuermann and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

Eve of Election: A Fractured Ukraine, United in Uncertainty

Eve of Election: A Fractured Ukraine, United in Uncertainty

October 22, 2014, 08:27 PM

As the Ukrainian election approaches, citizens are both hopeful and skeptical about their country's future. But their biggest concern isn't the war in the east or Russian interference -- it's the country's need for a working state. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]

'Poets and Alchemists': Berlin and Paris Undermine Euro Stability

'Poets and Alchemists': Berlin and Paris Undermine Euro Stability

October 20, 2014, 12:10 PM

Market uncertainty over the future of the euro has returned, but that hasn't stopped France from flouting European Union deficit rules. Berlin is already busy hashing out a dubious compromise. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]