Sidelined: Germany's Incredibly Shrinking Role on the World Stage

Sidelined: Germany's Incredibly Shrinking Role on the World Stage

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 23, 2018

With a wayward president at the helm in the United States, the world has become a more dangerous place. In response, though, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is once again steering Germany to the foreign policy sidelines, clearing the way for French President Emmanuel Macron. By DER SPIEGEL Staff By Matthias Gebauer, Julia Amalia Heyer, Christiane Hoffmann, Peter Müller, Ralf Neukirch, René Pfister, Christian Reiermann, Christoph Scheuermann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Neuseelands Premier in Berlin: Krass, die Frau macht ihren Job! Schwanger!

Neuseelands Premier in Berlin: Krass, die Frau macht ihren Job! Schwanger!

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 17, 2018

Klimaschutz, Wohnungsbau, Handel mit Europa: Für diese Politik steht Neuseelands Premierministerin Jacinda Ardern. Warum wird diese Frau also immer nur auf ein Thema reduziert? Von Valerie Höhne mehr... Video ]


En Marche One Year On: How Macron's Movement Is Transforming French Politics

En Marche One Year On: How Macron's Movement Is Transforming French Politics

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 16, 2018

Nearly one year ago, Emmanuel Macron became the president of France. Since then, members of his En Marche movement have begun reimagining the world of French politics while governing the country at the same time. Can it work? By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

Frankreich: Olivier Faure ist neuer Parteichef der Sozialisten

Frankreich: Olivier Faure ist neuer Parteichef der Sozialisten

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 07, 2018

Bisher war er eher unbekannt, nun soll Olivier Faure Frankreichs Sozialisten erneuern. Bei den Präsidentschaftswahlen hatte die Partei François Mitterands und François Hollandes eine historische Wahlniederlage eingefahren. mehr...


Interview with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte on Eurozone Reforms: 'We Won't Simply Rubberstamp Everything'

Interview with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte on Eurozone Reforms: 'We Won't Simply Rubberstamp Everything'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 19, 2018

All eyes have been on Germany and France recently when it comes to reforming the European common currency. But in an interview with DER SPIEGEL, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, 51, says that the Netherlands should not be ignored. Interview Conducted by Peter Müller and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Horses, Handshakes and Hugs: Macron Leads France Back into Diplomatic Limelight

Horses, Handshakes and Hugs: Macron Leads France Back into Diplomatic Limelight

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 24, 2018

His seemingly never-ending handshake with Donald Trump may have attracted the most attention. But beyond the headlines, French President Emmanuel Macron is changing his country's role in the world. By Julia Amalia Heyer in Paris more... Comment ]


Germany's Foreign Minister: 'We Are Seeing What Happens When the U.S. Pulls Back'

Germany's Foreign Minister: 'We Are Seeing What Happens When the U.S. Pulls Back'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 08, 2018

In an interview, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urges Germany to pay greater attention to the future of the EU. He warns that there are no vacuums in international politics and that when the U.S. withdraws, Russia or China step in. Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann and Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

Gedenkveranstaltungen in Paris: Blumen für "Charlie Hebdo"

Gedenkveranstaltungen in Paris: Blumen für "Charlie Hebdo"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 07, 2018

Drei Jahre ist es her, dass Islamisten in Paris eine Anschlagserie verübten, bei der 17 Menschen ums Leben kamen. Bis heute ist bei "Charlie Hebdo" keine Normalität eingekehrt. mehr...


Commissioner Oettinger on EU Reform: Macron Ideas 'An Excellent Basis for Discussion'

Commissioner Oettinger on EU Reform: Macron Ideas 'An Excellent Basis for Discussion'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 03, 2018

European Commissioner Günther Oettinger, 64, says in an interview with DER SPIEGEL that a United States of Europe is a worthwhile goal. He urges Germany to take French President Macron's proposals seriously -- and to form a government as soon as possible Interview Conducted by Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Euro-Zonen-Reform: Gabriel will europäischen Währungsfonds

Euro-Zonen-Reform: Gabriel will europäischen Währungsfonds

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 06, 2017

EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker hat seinen Reformplan für die Eurozone konkretisiert. Außenminister Sigmar Gabriel unterstützt die Richtung, macht konkrete Vorschläge und mahnt - man habe nicht unbegrenzt Zeit. Von Severin Weiland mehr... Forum ]