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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?

'Secrets Must Remain Secret': German Intelligence Coordinator on NSA and Media Leaks

'Secrets Must Remain Secret': German Intelligence Coordinator on NSA and Media Leaks

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 14, 2015

In a SPIEGEL interview, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Chief of Staff Peter Altmaier speaks of mistakes made by German intelligence, leaks of confidential information in Berlin and German timidity in the face of US spying. Interview Conducted By Michael Sauga, Jörg Schindler and Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Berlin's NSA Fears: Treason Investigation Reveals Anxiety at the Top

Berlin's NSA Fears: Treason Investigation Reveals Anxiety at the Top

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 10, 2015

Germany's federal prosecutor was just forced out of office after launching a treason investigation against journalists. The scandal, just like the "SPIEGEL Affair" 50 years ago, reveals a growing state of anxiety among the country's political elite. A Commentary by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

Plugging Leaks: Merkel's War on Germany's Press and Parliament

Plugging Leaks: Merkel's War on Germany's Press and Parliament

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 07, 2015

In recent months, Germany's government and intelligence agencies have gone after journalists and parliamentarians in an effort to keep classified information secret. Now, their efforts have resulted in a bona fide scandal for Berlin. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Decades of Suspicions: Did German Companies Aid Syrian Chemical Weapons Program?

Decades of Suspicions: Did German Companies Aid Syrian Chemical Weapons Program?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 23, 2015

Government documents and information from the Assad regime indicate that German companies may have helped Syria produce chemical weapons over the course of decades. So far, the Merkel administration has shown no willingness to investigate. By Gunther Latsch, Fidelius Schmid and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

NSA Spying Scandal: SPIEGEL Stands Behind Merkel Cell Phone Spying Report

NSA Spying Scandal: SPIEGEL Stands Behind Merkel Cell Phone Spying Report

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 13, 2014

In 2013, SPIEGEL reported on the tapping of chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by the NSA. Now the case is back in the news following the German federal prosecutor's efforts to publicly undermine SPIEGEL's credibility. By Rüdiger Ditz more... Comment ]

War on Whistleblowers: Berlin Gets Serious in the Search for Moles

War on Whistleblowers: Berlin Gets Serious in the Search for Moles

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 01, 2014

The German government has had enough of reading about state secrets in the media. SPIEGEL has learned that officials are now preparing to file a criminal complaint against unknown persons and has undertaken other efforts to identify moles as well. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

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 ]






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