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Black, Red, Yellow, Green

Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats have taken a beating with their handling of the euro crisis and public in-fighting with their coalition partner, the Free Democrats. How long will the coalition last? And can the Social Democrats or the Green Party force Merkel out of office?

The Reckoning: Kohl Tapes Reveal a Man Full of Anger

The Reckoning: Kohl Tapes Reveal a Man Full of Anger

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 14, 2014

Helmut Kohl spent over 600 hours speaking with the journalist Heribert Schwan about his life's work. The secret tapes reveal a chancellor resentful of his public image and disdainful of many of those around him, including Angela Merkel. By René Pfister more... Comment ]

The Merkel Effect: What Today's Germany Owes to Its Once-Communist East

The Merkel Effect: What Today's Germany Owes to Its Once-Communist East

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 02, 2014

East Germany ceased to exist following the 1989 revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall. But did the former communist country help shape today's Germany? The answer is yes, and Chancellor Merkel is a big reason why. By Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]

The Buzz in Berlin: Is Merkel Thinking of Stepping Down?

The Buzz in Berlin: Is Merkel Thinking of Stepping Down?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2014

Angela Merkel turns 60 this week and is celebrating the pinnacle of her political career, highly popular and uncontested in office. Still, many in her cabinet and party believe she will step down as chancellor before her current term ends. By Nikolaus Blome more... Comment ]

Queen's Quandary: Chancellor Merkel's Power Erodes in Europe

Queen's Quandary: Chancellor Merkel's Power Erodes in Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 24, 2014

For years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the strongest politician in the European Union. Lately, her hold on power has become weaker -- and one of the greatest challenges is coming from within her own government. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Opinion: A Victory for European Democracy

Opinion: A Victory for European Democracy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 26, 2014

Although voter turnout was down in many places and right-wing populists scored significant gains, this weekend's European Parliament election was historically important. It has shifted the balance of power in Europe in favor of voters. By Nikolaus Blome more... Comment ]

Polishing Its Image: Anti-Euro Party Courts Gays, Women and Immigrants

Polishing Its Image: Anti-Euro Party Courts Gays, Women and Immigrants

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 22, 2014

The anti-euro Alternative for Germany is expected to win seats in the European Parliament this weekend. Its leaders are known for their outspoken positions against gays, gender equality and immigrants. They're singing a new tune this week, but is it genuine? By Melanie Amann more... Comment ]

Flirting with Populism: Is Germany's AFD a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

Flirting with Populism: Is Germany's AFD a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 22, 2014

Bernd Lucke, the founder of the anti-euro Alternative for Germany party is often labelled as a dangerous right-wing populist. Now that the AFD is likely to win seats in the European Parliament on Sunday, he is trying to put on the friendliest face he can. By Barbara Supp more... Comment ]

'Risks': Snowden's Lawyer Expresses Concerns about Testimony

'Risks': Snowden's Lawyer Expresses Concerns about Testimony

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 19, 2014

Speculation has been brewing for weeks over whether Edward Snowden will testify against the NSA from Moscow or Germany. In a letter to a parliamentary investigative committee, his lawyer has said he will advise his client against speaking in Russia. By Hubert Gude and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Investigating Surveillance: German Parliament Divided over Snowden Subpoena

Investigating Surveillance: German Parliament Divided over Snowden Subpoena

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 14, 2014

Berlin has insisted it wants to scrutinize NSA spying in Germany. But actually inviting Edward Snowden to testify before a paraliamentary investigation is proving delicate. Some in Chancellor Merkel's party are now casting doubt on Snowden's suitability as a witness. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

From Burger Flipper to Bürgermeister? Immigrant Could Become Next Berlin Mayor

From Burger Flipper to Bürgermeister? Immigrant Could Become Next Berlin Mayor

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 11, 2014

With Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit facing his political Waterloo, all eyes have turned to Raed Saleh, who could become the first mayor of a major German city with foreign roots. The German capital's changing demographics could help him. By Frank Hornig more... Comment ]






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