German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas: 'Syria Is Not Auschwitz'

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas 'Syria Is Not Auschwitz'

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas discusses Germany's position on Syria, criticizes U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter diplomacy and calls for a tougher approach to Russia. Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Priced Out: Rising Rents Are Putting the Squeeze on Germans

Priced Out Rising Rents Are Putting the Squeeze on Germans

Housing shortages have become a serious issue in many German cities, where there is a shortfall around 2 million affordable apartments. A new study shows that the problem is hitting low-earners hard. By Markus Dettmer and Hannah Knuth more... Comment ]


A Death in Berlin: Deafening Silence After Overdose at Berghain

A Death in Berlin Deafening Silence After Overdose at Berghain

During an around-the-world trip last summer, a couple from California visited Berlin's legendary Berghain techno club. A few hours later, one of them was dead. Even today, no one seems willing to accept responsibility for the tragedy. By Alexander Osang more... Comment ]

Envy and Prejudice in Germany: An Author's Quest to Explain Muslim Anti-Semitism

Envy and Prejudice in Germany An Author's Quest to Explain Muslim Anti-Semitism

Israeli author David Ranan spent a year speaking to Muslims in Germany about anti-Semitism, with the goal of understanding prejudices and their root causes. He has transformed his findings into a book that draws surprising conclusions about the extent of the problem. By Sven Becker and Dominik Peters more... Comment ]


The Schism: Merkel's Conservatives Divided and Discordant

The Schism Merkel's Conservatives Divided and Discordant

Chancellor Angela Merkel's contentious relationship with her new interior minister, Horst Seehofer, threatens to overshadow her fourth term in office. The two conservative leaders fundamentally disagree about who their constituents should be. By Melanie Amann, Ralf Neukirch and René Pfister more... Comment ]

The Two Women at the Top: Inside the Relationship Between Berlin's Uncertain New Allies

The Two Women at the Top Inside the Relationship Between Berlin's Uncertain New Allies

Never before in German history have two governing parties been led by women. The country's political stability will now hinge on the relationship between Andrea Nahles and Angela Merkel. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Cyber-Espionage Hits Berlin: The Breach from the East

Cyber-Espionage Hits Berlin The Breach from the East

German intelligence officials issued warnings back in 2016 of a cyber-espionage group known as Snake. But the apparently Russian hackers behind the group were able to breach the German government nonetheless. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Where's the Enthusiasm? Germany's New Milquetoast Government

Where's the Enthusiasm? Germany's New Milquetoast Government

With the Social Democrats having approved a new coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany finally has a government. Despite the breakthrough, however, enthusiasm is in short supply in Berlin. By Florian Gathmann more... Comment ]


Hope for a New Beginning: Two Years in a German Teen Refugee Home

Hope for a New Beginning Two Years in a German Teen Refugee Home

In recent years, thousands of unaccompanied minors have arrived in Germany hoping to be recognized as refugees. DER SPIEGEL followed eight Afghan teenagers in a group home as they inched their way through the asylum process. By Katja Thimm more... Comment ]