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 ]

EU Subsidies Lost: Cameron Hijacks Summit with Rebate Spat

EU Subsidies Lost: Cameron Hijacks Summit with Rebate Spat

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 28, 2013

The European Union summit on Thursday night was supposed to be a demonstration of European harmony -- until British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived. He insisted that the UK budget rebate go untouched, launching hours of pointless debate. By Carsten Volkery in Brussels more... Comment ]

Disunited Kingdom: Crisis Leaves Britain Deeply Fractured

Disunited Kingdom: Crisis Leaves Britain Deeply Fractured

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 20, 2013

The economic crisis has caused the United Kingdom to drift apart, creating ever-widening rifts between rich and poor, native and immigrant, English and Scot. With the anti-Europe UKIP party on the rise, Great Britain stands at a crossroads. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Blood in London: Vicious Attack Seen as Possible Act of Terror

Blood in London: Vicious Attack Seen as Possible Act of Terror

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 23, 2013

Authorities are treating the brutal attack in broad daylight on Wednesday afternoon as an act of Islamist terror, with Prime Minister David Cameron meeting with top security officials on Thursday morning. Investigators are looking into a possible Nigeria connection. By Carsten Volkery in London more... Comment ]

Uniquely Poor Management: Report Skewers Top EU Diplomat Ashton

Uniquely Poor Management: Report Skewers Top EU Diplomat Ashton

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 23, 2013

Catherine Ashton, Europe's top diplomat, has failed to provide the clout her office requires, a report by the European Parliament has concluded. Her successors are already jockeying for a position in the race to snag the EU's most important foreign policy post. By Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Referendum Reactions: Cameron Faces Heat from Continent

Referendum Reactions: Cameron Faces Heat from Continent

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 24, 2013

In calling for a British referendum on EU membership, Prime Minister Cameron thought he might get some support from reform-minded partners on the Continent. But the praise has been almost non-existent, and Cameron is feeling the heat. By Carsten Volkery in London more... Comment ]

The World from Berlin: 'It Would Be Wrong to Give Cameron the Cold Shoulder'

The World from Berlin: 'It Would Be Wrong to Give Cameron the Cold Shoulder'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 24, 2013

In their take on Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on Wednesday and his decision to hold a referendum by 2017 on Britain's future EU membership, commentators at major German papers argue that some of his reasoning isn't wrong and call for the Europe to keep Britain at the table. more...