Distressed: Are Ships in the Med Ignoring Refugees in Distress?

Distressed: Are Ships in the Med Ignoring Refugees in Distress?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 21, 2018

Migrants are still trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean. But ever since Italy has closed its ports to ships that have saved refugees from the waves, there are indications that some captains have grown more willing to sail on by without helping. By Raphael Thelen more... Comment ]

Former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel: 'The World Is Changing Dramatically'

Former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel: 'The World Is Changing Dramatically'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 24, 2018

Former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel speaks to DER SPIEGEL about his call for the country to take on a new global role and why Germans are underestimating the dangers posed by the current geopolitical situation. Interview Conducted by Mathieu von Rohr and Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]


Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: 'Why Does Everything I Do Get So Overblown?'

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: 'Why Does Everything I Do Get So Overblown?'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 07, 2018

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, 32, talks about his goals as holder of the rotating European Council presidency, the fight against illegal immigration and his relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Interview Conducted By Peter Müller and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

The Chemnitz Riots: Right-Wing Mob Wreaks Havoc on German City

The Chemnitz Riots: Right-Wing Mob Wreaks Havoc on German City

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 28, 2018

For the second straight day, right-wing extremists took control of the streets in the eastern German city of Chemnitz as the police lacked sufficient personnel to stop them. Hitler greetings were in no short supply. By Raphael Thelen in Chemnitz, Germany more... Comment ]


Shifting Overseas Route: Spain Becomes New Target for Migrants

Shifting Overseas Route: Spain Becomes New Target for Migrants

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 03, 2018

Although the number of migrants making their way across the Mediterranean to Europe has fallen drastically, the preferred overseas route has now moved westward to the strait between Morocco and Spain. Now Rome, Madrid and North African countries are battling to find a solution. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

'69 People on My 69th Birthday': Suicide Casts Doubts On German Deportation Policies

'69 People on My 69th Birthday': Suicide Casts Doubts On German Deportation Policies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2018

As Germany's interior minister joked about deporting 69 refugees on his birthday last week, news emerged that one of those Afghan deportees had committed suicide in Kabul. The man's treatment raises serious questions about the country's deportation policies. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...


Hamburg Refugee Helper: 'Integration Cannot Succeed Like This'

Hamburg Refugee Helper: 'Integration Cannot Succeed Like This'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2018

Christine Simon-Noll is active helping refugees in Hamburg's HafenCity neighborhood. She says it is getting much tougher to find volunteers. In an interview, she outlines what needs to happen in order to ensure successful integration. Interview Conducted by Marianne Wellershoff more... Comment ]

Two Minutes of Happiness: A Failed Journey on the African Migrant Trail

Two Minutes of Happiness: A Failed Journey on the African Migrant Trail

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 10, 2018

Majid Diallo set off for Europe carrying the expectations of his friends, family and village. But he didn't make it. His story is one of struggle, imprisonment, several brushes with death -- and an excruciating return home. By Fritz Schaap and Sascha Montag (Photos) more... Comment ]


With Friends Like These ...: Inside the Battle that Almost Brought Down Merkel

With Friends Like These ...: Inside the Battle that Almost Brought Down Merkel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 06, 2018

From the outside, the internecine battle between Germany's two conservative parties looked rather absurd. From the inside, though, it became clear it was all about one man's desire to finally get revenge on Angela Merkel. By Melanie Amann, Anna Clauß, Markus Feldenkirchen, Ralf Neukirch and René Pfister more... Comment ]

Italian Interior Minister Salvini: 'Within a Year, We'll See if a United Europe Still Exists'

Italian Interior Minister Salvini: 'Within a Year, We'll See if a United Europe Still Exists'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 27, 2018

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini wants to prevent any more migrants from coming to Italy and is skeptical of Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to come up with a joint European solution. DER SPIEGEL spoke with him in Rome. Interview Conducted By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

'We Cannot Be Stopped': Merkel's Toughest Adversary in Europe

'We Cannot Be Stopped': Merkel's Toughest Adversary in Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 27, 2018

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is a populist and a firebrand, but also a fearless tactician. His hardline approach to migration threatens not only Angela Merkel's tenure as chancellor, but also the entire EU. By Walter Mayr more...