Interview with Poland's Prime Minister: 'Europe Has Run Out of Gas'

Interview with Poland's Prime Minister 'Europe Has Run Out of Gas'

In an interview, new Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki discusses his country's reputation problems, EU proceedings against Warsaw, Poland's controversial refugee policy and the heated debate over history. more... Comment ]

Big-Tent Blues: The Silver Lining of Germany's Political Chaos

Big-Tent Blues The Silver Lining of Germany's Political Chaos

A wave of political change is crashing over Germany and the country's once-proud big-tent parties are in a state of crisis. As frightening as the development may be, it also presents an opportunity. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]


Crumbling Big-Tent Parties: German Politics Enters Era of Instability

Crumbling Big-Tent Parties German Politics Enters Era of Instability

Germany's big-tent parties have ensured political stability for decades. But they are rapidly losing power and influence. The Social Democrats are witnessing an open rebellion against party leadership while many conservatives are beginning to doubt Merkel's abilities. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Opinion: Can the Rock of Gibraltar Falter?

Opinion Can the Rock of Gibraltar Falter?

Germany used to be an anchor of international stability. But that's changing. The political chaos surrounding Angela Merkel's attempts to create a new government serve as a warning that the country is not immune to factors that are destabilizing other European countries. A Commentary By Henrik Müller more... Comment ]


Currency Cold War: Donald Trump's Dangerous Game

Currency Cold War Donald Trump's Dangerous Game

Despite a booming economy, U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for a weaker dollar, a move that threatens to jeopardize Europe's fragile economic upswing. There's very little the European Central Bank can do to fight back. By Tim Bartz and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]

Rail Suicide: A Train Driver's Struggle to Return to the Tracks

Rail Suicide A Train Driver's Struggle to Return to the Tracks

Each year in Germany, 800 people throw themselves in front of speeding trains, transforming the drivers into involuntary killers. Stephan Kniest has run over four people so far in his career - and fears that a fifth could do him in. By Hauke Goos more... Comment ]


Out, Out, Out! Brexiteers Are Driving Britain into a Wall

Out, Out, Out! Brexiteers Are Driving Britain into a Wall

Unrepentant pro-Brexit politicians like Boris Johnson are pushing the UK government to take a hardline approach to the country's divorce from the European Union. Their tactics reveal their deep-seated cynicism -- and the extent to which they are harming the country. By Jörg Schindler in London more... Comment ]

Geopolitical Laboratory: How Djibouti Became China's Gateway To Africa

Geopolitical Laboratory How Djibouti Became China's Gateway To Africa

Djibouti, one of Africa's smallest countries, has become China's "strategic partner." The Chinese have built a military base and a port, and is currently constructing a free trade zone, fast establishing it as Beijing's gateway to the continent. By Dietmar Pieper more... Comment ]