Approaching Brexit? Merkel Fears Britain Crossing a Red Line on Immigration

Approaching Brexit? Merkel Fears Britain Crossing a Red Line on Immigration

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 03, 2014

David Cameron is furious about the EU Commission's demand that the UK make a back payment of €2.1 billion. But it is the British prime minister's stance on immigration that has German Chancellor Merkel more worried. She fears he may be crossing a red line. By Nikolaus Blome, Christoph Scheuermann and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

'Yes' or 'No'? A Divided Scotland Confronts Independence Vote

'Yes' or 'No'? A Divided Scotland Confronts Independence Vote

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 27, 2014

Traveling through Scotland, you might think the result of September's independence referendum is a foregone conclusion. "Yes" signs are everywhere. But surveys tell a different story and many who are wary of the hype. By Christoph Scheuermann more...

Commission Crusade: Cameron Outmaneuvered in Battle over Juncker

Commission Crusade: Cameron Outmaneuvered in Battle over Juncker

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 19, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron is determined not to let Jean-Claude Juncker become president of the European Commission. But he is increasingly isolated. He might face his Waterloo as early as next week. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission

Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 07, 2014

The appointment of the next leaders of the EU Commission has divided Europe, raising the specter that Britain could leave the bloc. London is an important ally to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and it is likely she will seek to broker a deal. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Cameron's Empty Threat: Britain Risks Losing an Ally in EU Feud

Cameron's Empty Threat: Britain Risks Losing an Ally in EU Feud

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2014

It appears David Cameron's strategy has backfired. His campaign to derail Jean-Claude Juncker's appointment as the next EU Commission president is failing and the British prime minister may soon suffer a loss of face. Angela Merkel is his only possible savior. By Carsten Volkery in London more... Comment ]

Cameron Advisor: 'We Need the Red Card to Stop EU Proposals'

Cameron Advisor: 'We Need the Red Card to Stop EU Proposals'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 21, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron has threatened to withdraw his country from the EU should far-reaching reforms not be made. Influential Tory lawmaker Andrea Leadsom spoke with SPIEGEL ONLINE about the UK conservatives' demands. By Carsten Volkery in London more... Comment ]

Poverty Migration: Berlin Backs UK's 'Benefit Tourism' Offensive 

Poverty Migration: Berlin Backs UK's 'Benefit Tourism' Offensive 

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 29, 2013

Germany has now stepped into the UK-triggered fray over introducing new restrictions on migration within the EU. The European Commission is enraged, and even conservative EU parliamentarians warn of pandering to populists. By Carsten Volkery and Severin Weiland more... Comment ]

War Weary Europe: The US Loses an Ally

War Weary Europe: The US Loses an Ally

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 30, 2013

The British parliament on Thursday blocked Prime Minister David Cameron's move to join the US in an air strike on Syria. The decision weakens Europe's standing against despots like Bashar Assad, who now know that Britain is no longer a reliable partner for the United States. An Analysis by Severin Weiland more... Comment ]

Indecision: Debate Slows Western Reaction on Syria

Indecision: Debate Slows Western Reaction on Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 29, 2013

Uncertainty over how to respond to presumed poison gas attacks in Syria has gripped several Western capitals. British Prime Minister David Cameron backed away from his bellicose rhetoric from earlier this week and Chancellor Merkel is attempting to play intermediary. more... Comment ]

Guardian Editor: 'British More Complacent' about Surveillance

Guardian Editor: 'British More Complacent' about Surveillance

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2013

The Guardian has been on the front lines of exposing vast surveillance undertaken by the US and the UK -- and has been targeted by the authorities as a result. In an interview, Editor-in-Chief Alan Rusbridger talks about his confrontation with the government and why the scandal isn't making waves in Britain. more... Comment ]