'Everything is Fine': A Syrian Family's Quest to Become German

'Everything is Fine' A Syrian Family's Quest to Become German

The Muatis are one of hundreds of thousands of refugee families who have come to Germany from Syria since the war broke out. They desperately want to fit in and contribute to society, but even as the children relish their newfound freedoms, the parents worry about their future. By Claas Relotius more... Comment ]

The End of a Legend: 'Made in Germany' Label Badly Damaged By Car Scandal

The End of a Legend 'Made in Germany' Label Badly Damaged By Car Scandal

Germany's diesel scandal occurred because the government has long been too lenient on the automobile industry. Deep ties between politicians and the sector allowed the situation to get out of hand, with enormous damage to the country's reputation as one of the world's best carmakers. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Chancellor Candidate Unloads: Germany's Martin Schulz Says Trump 'Far Worse' Than Expected

Chancellor Candidate Unloads Germany's Martin Schulz Says Trump 'Far Worse' Than Expected

Martin Schulz, the rival who wants to unseat Angela Merkel as chancellor in September, made headlines before the election with his criticism of Donald Trump. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL he now describes the U.S. president as a "risk to the whole world" and expresses shock over his "merciless nepotism." Interview Conducted By Florian Gathmann, Barbara Hans and Philipp Wittrock more... Comment ]

The Cartel: Collusion Between Germany's Biggest Carmakers

The Cartel Collusion Between Germany's Biggest Carmakers

The diesel scandal is not a failure on the part of individual companies, but rather the result of collusion among German automakers that lasted for years. Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen and Porsche coordinated their activities in more than a thousand meetings. The exposure of a cartel. By Frank Dohmen and Dietmar Hawranek more... Comment ]


Chaos at the G-20: How Hamburg Failed to Protect Its Citizens

Chaos at the G-20 How Hamburg Failed to Protect Its Citizens

The violence that erupted at the G-20 summit last week has raised significant questions as to whether protecting world leaders was prioritized over the safety of the people of Hamburg. Police records from the weekend reveal the full scale of the chaos. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Lasting Questions from Hamburg: Was the G-20 Summit Really Worth It?

Lasting Questions from Hamburg Was the G-20 Summit Really Worth It?

The Hamburg summit is over. Overshadowed by the violence on the streets outside, Angela Merkel and the rest of the G-20 leaders managed to find mini-compromises on major issues. But the question remains: Was it worth it? By Florian Gathmann and Philipp Wittrock more... Comment ]


The G-20 in Hamburg: A Look Back at the Summit

The G-20 in Hamburg A Look Back at the Summit

Reports, interviews and analysis: Take a look back at highlights of our coverage of this week's G-20 summit, which brought leaders of the world's leading industrialized countries to Hamburg to discuss the most pressing issues of our time. more...

Black Friday: Hamburg's G-20 Security Failure

Black Friday Hamburg's G-20 Security Failure

Stores were looted, cars burned and bands of anarchists marauded through the streets. At times, the police were completely overwhelmed by the scale of violence at the G-20 summit in Hamburg. What went wrong? By Jörg Diehl more... Comment ]


Don't Conflate Demonstrators with Rioters: Legitimate Protest Is More Important than Ever

Don't Conflate Demonstrators with Rioters Legitimate Protest Is More Important than Ever

Black-masked rioters left behind a trail of destruction in Hamburg on Friday night -- and showed that they are only interested in violence. But real political protest is more important than ever. A Commentary by Florian Gathmann more...