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'Our Antennae Are Up': Rise in Anti-Semitism Unsettles Gemany's Jews

'Our Antennae Are Up': Rise in Anti-Semitism Unsettles Gemany's Jews

July 26, 2018, 06:10 PM

How does it feel to be Jewish in Germany in 2018? After decades of successful reconciliation and integration, an increase in anti-Semitic attacks has many Jews in Germany wondering: Is the pendulum swinging back? By Annette Großbongardt more... Comment ]


NATO Spending Debate: What Did Merkel Pledge in Brussels?

NATO Spending Debate: What Did Merkel Pledge in Brussels?

July 20, 2018, 06:03 PM

Did German Chancellor Angela Merkel agree behind closed doors to increase military spending in Berlin? The debate over the defense budget is now reheating within her coalition government. By Matthias Gebauer, Peter Müller, Christian Reiermann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

'69 People on My 69th Birthday': Suicide Casts Doubts On German Deportation Policies

'69 People on My 69th Birthday': Suicide Casts Doubts On German Deportation Policies

July 17, 2018, 02:50 PM

As Germany's interior minister joked about deporting 69 refugees on his birthday last week, news emerged that one of those Afghan deportees had committed suicide in Kabul. The man's treatment raises serious questions about the country's deportation policies. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...


NSU Network: The Many Shortcomings of Germany's Neo-Nazi Terror Trial

NSU Network: The Many Shortcomings of Germany's Neo-Nazi Terror Trial

July 16, 2018, 05:26 PM

The right-wing extremist terror cell known as the National Socialist Underground ultimately murdered 10 people. The trial ended last week, but plenty of questions remain about the group's numerous accomplices. By Maik Baumgärtner more... Comment ]

With Friends Like These ...: Inside the Battle that Almost Brought Down Merkel

With Friends Like These ...: Inside the Battle that Almost Brought Down Merkel

July 06, 2018, 06:00 PM

From the outside, the internecine battle between Germany's two conservative parties looked rather absurd. From the inside, though, it became clear it was all about one man's desire to finally get revenge on Angela Merkel. By Melanie Amann, Anna Clauß, Markus Feldenkirchen, Ralf Neukirch and René Pfister more... Comment ]


Crisis in Berlin: The End of German Politics As We Know It

Crisis in Berlin: The End of German Politics As We Know It

July 02, 2018, 03:32 PM

With his threat to resign on Sunday, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer dramatically increased the chances that Chancellor Angela Merkel's government might collapse. And he may have sounded the death knell of Germany's party system as well. An Editorial by Alexander Neubacher more... Comment ]

Germany's Conservative Meltdown: The Approaching End to Merkel's Tenure

Germany's Conservative Meltdown: The Approaching End to Merkel's Tenure

June 22, 2018, 06:56 PM

With the chancellor under heavy fire from Bavarian conservatives, Germany's political landscape may be facing radical upheaval. Angela Merkel might lose her job and the country's traditional center-right partnership could soon end. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Trumping Trump: The Truth About German Crime Statistics

Trumping Trump: The Truth About German Crime Statistics

June 20, 2018, 04:21 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that the German crime rate had risen by 10 percent because of refugees in the country. He's wrong. We took a closer look at just how wrong. By Philipp Seibt more... Comment ]

Migration Headache: Inside the Coalition Battle That Could Topple Merkel

Migration Headache: Inside the Coalition Battle That Could Topple Merkel

June 19, 2018, 03:20 PM

With elections approaching in Bavaria, Angela Merkel's rival Horst Seehofer is seeking to pressure the chancellor into reversing her stance on migration. The conflict could fracture the coalition in Berlin and cost Merkel her job. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Finance Minister Olaf Scholz: 'Germany Has a Special Responsibility'

Finance Minister Olaf Scholz: 'Germany Has a Special Responsibility'

June 08, 2018, 09:47 PM

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, 59, says its time for a Europe-wide unemployment insurance system and to resuscitate the financial transaction tax. Italy, he says, will fall into line. An Interview by Christian Reiermann and Michael Sauga more... Comment ]

Trapped in the Past: Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

Trapped in the Past: Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

June 08, 2018, 06:17 PM

Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was being described as the new leader of the free world. But recently she has been having trouble getting her way even in Berlin and Europe. Her days of dominance appear to be over. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Apocalypse Angie: Merkel's Dark View of the World We Live In

Apocalypse Angie: Merkel's Dark View of the World We Live In

June 05, 2018, 04:12 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is watching with deep concern as the pillars of the postwar international order collapse. But what is she doing about it? By René Pfister more... Comment ]