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One Port, Two Worlds: China Seeks Dominance in Athens Harbor

One Port, Two Worlds: China Seeks Dominance in Athens Harbor

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 09, 2015

A Chinese executive with shipping company Cosco has helped transform part of Athen's Port of Piraeus into a success story. The multinational firm now has a controversial plan to acquire the whole facility and put it on track to join the ranks of Hamburg and Rotterdam. By Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

'The Fourth Reich': What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany

'The Fourth Reich': What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 23, 2015

Following World War II, a German return to dominance in Europe seemed an impossibility. But the euro crisis has transformed the country into a reluctant hegemon and comparisons with the Nazis have become rampant. Are they fair? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Nazi Extortion: Study Sheds New Light on Forced Greek Loans

Nazi Extortion: Study Sheds New Light on Forced Greek Loans

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 21, 2015

Is Germany liable to Athens for loans the Nazis forced the Greek central bank to provide during World War II? A new study in Greece could increase the pressure on Berlin to pay up. By Manfred Ertel, Katrin Kuntz and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

'Strong Moralizing': A Legal Look at Greek Reparations Demands

'Strong Moralizing': A Legal Look at Greek Reparations Demands

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 13, 2015

Athens has demanded that Germany pay Greece billions in World War II reparations. Berlin, though, has ignored the requests. International law professor Frank Schorkopf says that Germany has already fulfilled its obligations through wealth transfers. Interview by Dietmar Hipp more... Comment ]

Endgame: Power Struggle in Brussels and Berlin over Fate of Greece

Endgame: Power Struggle in Brussels and Berlin over Fate of Greece

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 13, 2015

European Commission President Juncker wants to keep Greece in the euro zone, no matter what the price. Member states, though, are beginning to lose their patience. Who will ultimately have the final say? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

French EU Commissioner Moscovici: 'A Grexit Would Be a Catastrophe'

French EU Commissioner Moscovici: 'A Grexit Would Be a Catastrophe'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 13, 2015

In an interview, EU currency commissioner Pierre Moscovici, 57, discusses efforts in Brussels to ensure that Greece remains in the euro zone and why he believes a Greek exit would be a disaster for Europe. Interview by René Pfister and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

Thomas Piketty on the Euro Zone: 'We Have Created a Monster'

Thomas Piketty on the Euro Zone: 'We Have Created a Monster'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 10, 2015

In an interview with SPIEGEL, celebrated French economist Thomas Piketty speaks about Alexis Tsipras' election victory in Greece, Europe's inability to fix its financial woes and what EU leaders can learn from the United States. Interview by Julia Amalia Heyer and Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras: 'We Don't Want to Go on Borrowing Forever'

SPIEGEL Interview with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras: 'We Don't Want to Go on Borrowing Forever'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 07, 2015

In a SPIEGEL interview, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras discusses planned reforms, the polarizing effect his government has had on Europe and the possibility of a "Graccident," Greece's accidental exit from the euro zone. Interview Conducted By Manfred Ertel, Katrin Kuntz and Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Greeks in the Crisis: 'We Need To Explain Ourselves'

Greeks in the Crisis: 'We Need To Explain Ourselves'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 02, 2015

What hopes and fears has the new government in Greece awakened, and how bad are relations with Germany? Four weeks after the election, SPIEGEL sat down to discuss the situation with six Greek people from different walks of life. more... Comment ]

Family Feud: The Tortured Relationship between Schäuble and Varoufakis

Family Feud: The Tortured Relationship between Schäuble and Varoufakis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 27, 2015

Athens relented in the end. But prior to the compromise deal allowing for an extension of Greece's bailout program, Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis and his German counterpart Schäuble engaged in a bitter battle for supremacy. By Nikolaus Blome, Christian Reiermann and Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]