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Testing the Limits: How Many Refugees Can Germany Handle?

Testing the Limits: How Many Refugees Can Germany Handle?

July 30, 2015, 11:54 PM

More Germans than ever before are at ease with themselves and their asylum-seekers. But this year the country is expecting to receive around 400,000 new refugees, a figure that raises the painful question: Can Germany's new welcoming culture handle it? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Is the Ugly German Back? Flames of Hate Haunt a Nation

Is the Ugly German Back? Flames of Hate Haunt a Nation

July 24, 2015, 06:52 PM

During the first six months of this year, right-wing extremists in Germany committed attacks against places housing asylum-seekers on an almost daily basis. Many refugees living in the country fear for their lives. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'There Is No German Dominance'

SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'There Is No German Dominance'

July 17, 2015, 07:29 PM

Criticism of Germany's role in the recent negotiations over Greece's future has been fierce. SPIEGEL speaks with Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble about the government in Athens, his own feelings about a Grexit and his relationship with Chancellor Merkel. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Michael Sauga and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

A Government Divided: Schäuble's Push for Grexit Puts Merkel on Defensive

A Government Divided: Schäuble's Push for Grexit Puts Merkel on Defensive

July 17, 2015, 07:12 PM

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble had a plan to push Greece out of the euro zone. Chancellor Merkel wasn't sure what to do about it. The result is widespread resentment of Germany and a damaged Franco-German relationship. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Haphazard and Uninspired: Why Berlin Is World's Most Boring Museum City

Haphazard and Uninspired: Why Berlin Is World's Most Boring Museum City

July 16, 2015, 06:42 PM

As far as major cities go, few other places are in possession of so many treasures that are so poorly exhibited as Berlin. It's as though cultural institutions here go out of their way to keep people from visiting. By Ulrike Knöfel more... Comment ]

The Curaçao Connection: Germany Becomes a Destination for Drug Mules

The Curaçao Connection: Germany Becomes a Destination for Drug Mules

July 13, 2015, 06:10 PM

In 2011, Air Berlin became the first German airline to offer non-stop service to Curaçao. Since then, customs inspectors in Düsseldorf have been battling a serious cocaine smuggling problem. By Andreas Ulrich more... Comment ]

Web of Surveillance: East German Snitching Went Far Beyond the Stasi

Web of Surveillance: East German Snitching Went Far Beyond the Stasi

July 10, 2015, 05:05 PM

Everyone knows about the Stasi and the extent to which it spied on the East German populace. But that was only a small part of the informing that went on. New research shows that snitching was vastly more common than previously thought. By Peter Wensierski more... Comment ]

Opinion: Merkel Must End Devil's Pact with America

Opinion: Merkel Must End Devil's Pact with America

July 07, 2015, 11:37 PM

Following the latest revelations about surveillance by the United States on the German government and media, it is high time for Chancellor Angela Merkel to take action against the systematic spying. By Markus Feldenkirchen more... Comment ]

An Attack on Press Freedom: SPIEGEL Targeted by US Intelligence

An Attack on Press Freedom: SPIEGEL Targeted by US Intelligence

July 03, 2015, 06:05 PM

Revelations from WikiLeaks published this week show how boundlessly and comprehensively American intelligence services spied on the German government. It has now emerged that the US also conducted surveillance against SPIEGEL. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Bill: Germany Faces Billions in Losses If Greece Goes Bust

The Bill: Germany Faces Billions in Losses If Greece Goes Bust

June 30, 2015, 06:06 PM

Vast amounts of German money are at stake if Greece goes bankrupt -- with liabilities as high as €84 billion. Even though that figure is a large one, it would be paid over years and dangers to the Berlin budget are limited. By Florian Diekmann more... Comment ]