- March 29, 2013
The Sinai Peninsula has become a prison and grave for thousands of African refugees. They are kidnapped, imprisoned and tortured to death even after their families have paid hefty ransoms. But Egypt refuses to act. By Nicola Abé in North Sinai more... [ Forum ]
- November 02, 2012
He was born in Germany, and he is black. A 26-year-old student who won a landmark court case against police for racial profiling this week speaks with SPIEGEL ONLINE about his moment of civil disobedience and whether he thinks the legal victory will change things for others like him. more...
- October 31, 2012
Skin color alone is insufficient grounds for a police spot check, a German court has ruled. Human rights activists have welcomed the decision, which overturns a previous ruling in the case, but police representatives are critical, stating it doesn't adequately address the challenges faced by law enforcement. more...
Der weiße Pick-Up-Truck war völlig überladen: 23 Menschen saßen im Auto und auf der Ladefläche. Dann platzte ein Reifen, der Wagen kam auf einer Straße in Texas vom Weg ab und prallte gegen zwei Bäume. Die Polizei vermutet unter den Todesopfern illegale Einwanderer. mehr...
- May 24, 2012
Many of the illegal immigrants in the EU arrive via Greece, which is overwhelmed by the flood of incomers. The would-be migrants are ruthlessly exploited by people smugglers, and many of them die in the attempt to get to Europe. SPIEGEL heard the stories of a group of young Bangladeshi men who made it to Athens -- and discovered the reality behind the dream. By Andreas Ulrich in Nea Vyssa, Greece more... [ Forum ]
- April 20, 2012
Germany and France's joint proposal to allow Schengen-zone countries to temporarily reintroduce border controls as a means of last resort might sound harmless. But doing so would damage one of the strongest symbols of European unity and perhaps even contribute to the EU's demise. A Commentary by Carsten Volkery more...
- March 29, 2012
Earlier this week, a German court ruled that federal police are allowed to conduct spot checks on certain train lines based on skin color to prevent illegal immigration. German editorialists question whether such measures are appropriate in a country that has become increasingly diverse. more...
- May 25, 2011
Over 60 African refugees, including women and children, recently died trying to reach Europe when their boat ran adrift for two weeks in the Mediterranean. Western military personnel allegedly saw the boat and did nothing to help. Now the United Nations is investigating the case. SPIEGEL talked to survivors and reconstructed the course of events. By Fiona Ehlers and Clemens Höges more...
- May 16, 2011
The tiny country of Denmark is threatening one of the European Union's core principles -- freedom of movement -- out of self-interest. But other member countries are outraged and expect the European Commission will staunchly reject their plans to reintroduce border controls. By Manfred Ertel, Marcel Rosenbach and Christoph Schult more... [ Forum ]
- April 28, 2011
Several European countries have voiced cautious support for adjustments to Europe's Schengen border-free travel agreement. Given the ongoing influx of economic refugees from North Africa, the reintroduction of border checks should be allowed, say many. But travel freedoms, warned Germany, should not be questioned. more...