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What Macron Means for Europe: 'How Much Will the Germans Have to Pay?'

What Macron Means for Europe: 'How Much Will the Germans Have to Pay?'

October 26, 2017, 11:34 AM

Emmanuel Macron represents an opportunity for Europe, one the Germans would be wise to take advantage of. It is doubtful, though, whether Angela Merkel will be able to act on the French president's bold vision. An Essay by Jürgen Habermas more... Comment ]


SPIEGEL Interview with Sebastian Kurz: 'I Definitely Have a Red Line'

SPIEGEL Interview with Sebastian Kurz: 'I Definitely Have a Red Line'

October 20, 2017, 09:59 PM

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is set to take over the reins in Austria. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he speaks of a possible coalition with the right-wing FPÖ, about his hard-line stance on immigration and how age influences politics. Interview Conducted by Mathieu von Rohr, Markus Feldenkirchen and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Rule of Law: Merkel Risks Deepening EU Rifts

Rule of Law: Merkel Risks Deepening EU Rifts

October 18, 2017, 04:18 PM

Violations of EU agreements have become more the rule than the exception and now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to put a stop to the practice. But the move seems predestined to deepen Brussel's dispute with Poland and Hungary. By Peter Müller and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Shadow Brexit Minister Starmer: 'Theresa May Engages in Doublespeak on Brexit'

Shadow Brexit Minister Starmer: 'Theresa May Engages in Doublespeak on Brexit'

October 17, 2017, 03:58 PM

On the issue of Brexit, the Labour Party finds itself in an advantageous position as Prime Minister Theresa May's government struggles to find unity. In an interview, Keir Starmer, Brexit minister in the shadow cabinet, speaks of the possibility that Brexit talks might fail as well as his pity for the prime minister. Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Interview with Emmanuel Macron: 'We Need to Develop Political Heroism'

Interview with Emmanuel Macron: 'We Need to Develop Political Heroism'

October 13, 2017, 06:13 PM

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, French President Emmanuel Macron talks about his first months in office, elaborates on his plans for Europe and discusses his developing relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Julia Amalia Heyer and Britta Sandberg in Paris more... Comment ]


Austrian Gambler: The Meteoric Rise of Sebastian Kurz

Austrian Gambler: The Meteoric Rise of Sebastian Kurz

October 13, 2017, 10:41 AM

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz could become his country's next chancellor on Sunday. The politician is conservative and vain, but also adroit. What would the 31-year-old's election mean for the country? By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Never Fear! Merkel Should Follow Macron's Lead on Europe

Never Fear! Merkel Should Follow Macron's Lead on Europe

October 02, 2017, 09:05 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron is challenging the populists with a bold vision for the future of Europe. Germany should follow his example. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]


'Neither a Plan A or a Plan B': What Strategy is London Pursuing with Brexit Talks?

'Neither a Plan A or a Plan B': What Strategy is London Pursuing with Brexit Talks?

September 28, 2017, 05:08 PM

For weeks, the Brits and the Europeans have been talking at cross purposes in the Brexit negotiations. Prime Minister Theresa May gave a major speech in Florence last week, but the mistrust is still deep. By Peter Müller and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

The AfD Heartland: A Visit to Germany's Flyover Country

The AfD Heartland: A Visit to Germany's Flyover Country

September 26, 2017, 06:00 PM

The right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany raked in over 30 percent of the vote in many areas of the eastern state of Saxony. It is a region with few foreigners but plenty of anti-immigrant sentiment. Why? By Heike Klovert in Wilsdruff, Germany more... Comment ]


Fresh Headwinds for Euro Reforms? Uncertainty Dogs Europe After German Election

Fresh Headwinds for Euro Reforms? Uncertainty Dogs Europe After German Election

September 26, 2017, 12:45 PM

The French government has ambitious plans to reform the eurozone, but the German election could derail them. Faced with a surge in right-wing populism and a potential coalition with the fiscally liberal Free Democrats, Angela Merkel may not have the mandate for major changes. By Peter Müller more... Comment ]