Euro Crisis

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Endangered Currency

First Greece -- then Ireland, Italy, Spain and Portugal: The European common currency has come under pressure from large national debts and the effects of the global financial crisis, ultimately requiring a rescue package close to a trillion euros.

The Charm Wears Off: Tsipras Caught Between EU and Voter Demands

The Charm Wears Off: Tsipras Caught Between EU and Voter Demands

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 01, 2016

When he got elected nearly two years ago, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised to stand up to the EU's austerity demands and restore his country's dignity. His failure to deliver risks plunging the country into a new political crisis. By Giorgos Christides and Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]

Commission Complaints: Juncker's Leadership Style Under the Microscope

Commission Complaints: Juncker's Leadership Style Under the Microscope

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 17, 2016

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is increasingly under fire because of his unilateral style of leadership. Officials in Berlin and Brussels are losing their patience and EU legal experts have cast doubt on some of his methods. By Peter Müller, Christoph Pauly, Christian Reiermann and Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]


Embedded in Brexit: An Inside Look at the Anti-EU Movement

Embedded in Brexit: An Inside Look at the Anti-EU Movement

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 25, 2016

The Brexit movement tends to not be particularly open with journalists, so I joined them for a few weeks to get an inside look. What I found was a lot of enthusiasm and some cause for concern in the run-up to the June 23 vote. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

The Portuguese Miracle: Young Entrepreneurs Lead Country Out of Crisis

The Portuguese Miracle: Young Entrepreneurs Lead Country Out of Crisis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 02, 2015

Portugal's economic resurgence is a remarkable success story. Only four years ago, the country was forced to turn to the EU for a bailout. Today, a new generation of entrepreneurs and start-ups have fueled a turnaround and fostered a new national spirit. By Helene Zuber in Lisbon more... Comment ]


London Mayor Boris Johnson: 'We Can't Leave Europe, We're Part of the Continent'

London Mayor Boris Johnson: 'We Can't Leave Europe, We're Part of the Continent'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 12, 2015

In a wide-ranging interview with SPIEGEL, London Mayor Boris Johnson discusses his recent Churchill biography, his views on Britain's planned referendum on EU membership and why he believes Greece will ultimately exit the euro zone. Interview Conducted by Thomas Hüetlin and Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Varoufakis Advisor James Galbraith: 'Not Even Schäuble Thinks It's a Good Solution'

Varoufakis Advisor James Galbraith: 'Not Even Schäuble Thinks It's a Good Solution'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 06, 2015

American economist James Galbraith was one of ex-Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis' advisors. He speaks with SPIEGEL about secret plans to return to the drachma and the role played by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Interview Conducted by Holger Stark more... Comment ]


Breaking a Taboo: Plans for Euro-Zone Tax Take Shape

Breaking a Taboo: Plans for Euro-Zone Tax Take Shape

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 30, 2015

After the Greek bailout disaster, Paris, Berlin and Brussels want to reform the euro zone by creating an economic government and a special tax for the currency area. German Finance Minister Schäuble is in favor, but Chancellor Merkel is skeptical. By Michael Sauga, Christian Reiermann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Victory in Defeat? Alexis Tsipras Has Shown Greeks He Can Save Them

Victory in Defeat? Alexis Tsipras Has Shown Greeks He Can Save Them

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2015

He'll have to implement tougher savings measures than any of his predecessors, despite his fight to end them. But Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras could still come out of the euro crisis as the victor, leading his country for years to come. By Julia Amalia Heyer in Athens more... Comment ]


SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'There Is No German Dominance'

SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'There Is No German Dominance'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2015

Criticism of Germany's role in the recent negotiations over Greece's future has been fierce. SPIEGEL speaks with Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble about the government in Athens, his own feelings about a Grexit and his relationship with Chancellor Merkel. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Michael Sauga and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

A Government Divided: Schäuble's Push for Grexit Puts Merkel on Defensive

A Government Divided: Schäuble's Push for Grexit Puts Merkel on Defensive

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2015

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble had a plan to push Greece out of the euro zone. Chancellor Merkel wasn't sure what to do about it. The result is widespread resentment of Germany and a damaged Franco-German relationship. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]