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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?

Germany's Refugee Challenge: 'It's Mostly the Politicians Who Have Been Overwhelmed'

Germany's Refugee Challenge: 'It's Mostly the Politicians Who Have Been Overwhelmed'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 14, 2015

Doubt has lately begun creeping into the German refugee debate, but integration specialist Naika Foroutan says that the new Germany has sent its message loudly and clearly: "We can absorb the refugees!" Interview Conducted by Frank Hornig and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Reaching the Limit: 'The Number of Immigrants Has To Fall'

Reaching the Limit: 'The Number of Immigrants Has To Fall'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 09, 2015

In a guest editorial, Germany's foreign minister and vice chancellor, both from the center-left Social Democrats, argue that Germany cannot accept an unlimited number of refugees. A Commentary by Sigmar Gabriel and Frank-Walter Steinmeier more... Comment ]

Merkel Under Fire: German Conservatives Deeply Split over Refugees

Merkel Under Fire: German Conservatives Deeply Split over Refugees

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 09, 2015

Conservative political allies are turning their backs on Chancellor Angela Merkel in the refugee crisis. Now, powerful Bavarian Governor Horst Seehofer has threatened to file a complaint with the Federal Constitutional Court. more... Comment ]

Close Quarters: Asylum Shelters in Germany Struggle with Violence

Close Quarters: Asylum Shelters in Germany Struggle with Violence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 06, 2015

There has been a rising number of violent incidents in German refugee hostels in recent weeks and concern is growing among officials. But some communities are finding creative ways to make life more tolerable in the asylum homes. more... Comment ]

Mother Angela: Merkel's Refugee Policy Divides Europe

Mother Angela: Merkel's Refugee Policy Divides Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 21, 2015

Germans long knew their chancellor as a rational, deliberate decision maker. But in the refugee crisis, a new Merkel has emerged, driven by empathy. Increasingly, it is looking like the emotion-driven Merkel is prone to error. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Ex Schröder Aide on 9/11: 'We Thought the Americans Would Overreact'

Ex Schröder Aide on 9/11: 'We Thought the Americans Would Overreact'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2015

Michael Steiner was in Prague in 1989 and at Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's side on Sept. 11, 2001. In an interview, he tells SPIEGEL how the US considered a nuclear attack on Afghanistan and about finding a bug in his phone at the Chancellery. Interview Conducted by René Pfister and Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]

'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 ]






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