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Cologne Assaults: Police Report Outlines 'Chaotic and Shameful' New Year's Eve

Cologne Assaults: Police Report Outlines 'Chaotic and Shameful' New Year's Eve

January 07, 2016, 01:11 PM

An internal police protocol has revealed the full extent of the violence in Cologne on New Year's Eve. According to the report, which SPIEGEL has seen, officials were overwhelmed and powerless to help some people calling for help. more... Comment ]


Boardroom Quotas: The Slow Pace of Gender Equality in Corporate Germany

Boardroom Quotas: The Slow Pace of Gender Equality in Corporate Germany

January 06, 2016, 02:47 PM

Germany's statutory gender quota for supervisory boards took effect at the beginning of the year, yet the ratio of women to men is still alarmingly low. Many companies don't even seem to realize that the new law applies to them. By Susanne Amann, Dinah Deckstein and Ann-Katrin Müller more... Comment ]


New Year's Eve Attacks: Dozens of Women Sexually Assaulted in Cologne

New Year's Eve Attacks: Dozens of Women Sexually Assaulted in Cologne

January 05, 2016, 04:09 PM

Dozens of women celebrating New Year's Eve in Cologne have said they were the victims of sexual assault. With a group of men with North African and Middle Eastern appearances under suspicion, the incident threatens to augment growing concern over Germany's refugee policies. more... Comment ]

The Case of the Murdered Goats: Exploring Germany's Far-Right Rumor Mill

The Case of the Murdered Goats: Exploring Germany's Far-Right Rumor Mill

January 05, 2016, 10:32 AM

Absurd, unfounded reports about asylum seekers are circulating on German social media. They are part of a targeted misinformation campaign by right-wing extremists designed to instill fear and stoke anti-migrant sentiment. But where do the stories come from? By Matthias Bartsch and Anna Clauß more... Comment ]

Fear, Anger and Hatred: The Rise of Germany's New Right

Fear, Anger and Hatred: The Rise of Germany's New Right

December 11, 2015, 06:22 PM

For years, a sense of disillusionment has been growing on the right. Now, the refugee crisis has magnified that frustration. Increasingly, people from the very center of society are identifying with the movement -- even as political debate coarsens and violence increases. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Israeli-German Relations: Polemics Have No Place in True Friendships

Israeli-German Relations: Polemics Have No Place in True Friendships

December 11, 2015, 10:07 AM

With dubious Holocaust comparisons, the German Israel lobby is making life difficult for supporters of the Jewish state in Germany. Polemics should have no place in the relationship. An Essay by Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Coalition of the Unwilling: Merkel's Plan B Could Mean End of Schengen

Coalition of the Unwilling: Merkel's Plan B Could Mean End of Schengen

December 10, 2015, 12:38 PM

Chancellor Angela Merkel's plan to find a resolution to the refugee crisis with the help of Turkey is encountering significant resistance. Berlin and Brussels are already considering alternatives, but it could mean the end of border-free travel in large parts of Europe. By Peter Müller, Ralf Neukirch and Andreas Ulrich more... Comment ]

Munich Olympic Terrorist Attacks: German Ex-Interior Minister Disputes Torture Claims

Munich Olympic Terrorist Attacks: German Ex-Interior Minister Disputes Torture Claims

December 04, 2015, 06:01 PM

Were the victims of the terrorist attacks on the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich tortured? Their relatives claim they were, but the evidence suggests otherwise. Then-German Interior Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher disputes the reports. By Einat Keinan and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

Balky Bavarians: US Congress Demands Action on Nazi Looted Art

Balky Bavarians: US Congress Demands Action on Nazi Looted Art

November 26, 2015, 05:35 PM

Are artworks looted by the Nazis from Jewish collectors still hanging in Bavarian museums? Twenty-nine members of the US Congress think so, and have written a letter to the German state demanding that officials stop dragging their feet on restitution. By Ulrike Knöfel more... Comment ]

Quiet Capitulation: Merkel Slowly Changes Tune on Refugee Issue

Quiet Capitulation: Merkel Slowly Changes Tune on Refugee Issue

November 20, 2015, 04:13 PM

After announcing that Germany would not place limits on the number of asylum-seekers it accepts, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is now considering a quota system. The turnaround wasn't her choice. By Melanie Amann, Horand Knaup, Ralf Neukirch and René Pfister more... Comment ]