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Ticket to Europe: Refugee Crisis Focus Shifts to North Africa

Ticket to Europe: Refugee Crisis Focus Shifts to North Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 27, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of Africans are preparing to test their luck on the voyage across the Mediterranean to Europe. As the weather begins improving, the number of arrivals will rise -- as will the number of deaths. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Italian Foreign Minister Gentiloni: 'The Toughest Crisis in EU History'

Italian Foreign Minister Gentiloni: 'The Toughest Crisis in EU History'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 10, 2016

Italy is adament that the rest of the European Union must do its part to solve the refugee crisis. In an interview with SPIEGEL, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni discusses his hopes for a redistribution scheme and his concern Schengen may be doomed. Interview Conducted by Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Rem Koolhaas Interview: 'We Shouldn't Tear Down Buildings We Can Still Use'

Rem Koolhaas Interview: 'We Shouldn't Tear Down Buildings We Can Still Use'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 04, 2015

Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas talks to SPIEGEL about the new Fondazione Prada museum he designed in Milan, the danger of turning cities into historical Disneylands and his desire to raze an entire neighborhood of Paris. Interview Conducted by Marianne Wellershoff more... Comment ]

The Price of Hope: Traffickers Profit as Asylum Seekers Head for Europe

The Price of Hope: Traffickers Profit as Asylum Seekers Head for Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 28, 2014

More than 150,000 refugees have landed this year on the Italian coastline, most of them hoping to continue north. As the EU struggles to find an answer, human traffickers are raking in billions. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

'Aren't We Human Beings?': One Year After the Lampedusa Refugee Tragedy

'Aren't We Human Beings?': One Year After the Lampedusa Refugee Tragedy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 09, 2014

When over 300 refugees drowned off the coast of Italy last October, the incident prompted widespread outcry and promises to save more lives. But 12 months later, the fates of the survivors show just how broken Europe's refugee system really is. By Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Bungle Bungle: Italy's Failed Economic Turnaround

Bungle Bungle: Italy's Failed Economic Turnaround

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 06, 2014

Ever since Matteo Renzi became Italy's new prime minister, officials in Berlin and Brussels have had newfound belief that Italy's deep-seated economic problems are being tackled. But that won't happen until the country stops deceiving itself. By Hans-Jürgen Schlamp more... Comment ]

Europe's Deadly Borders: An Inside Look at EU's Shameful Immigration Policy

Europe's Deadly Borders: An Inside Look at EU's Shameful Immigration Policy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 11, 2014

Along the frontiers between Spain and Morocco, Greece and Turkey and Hungary and Serbia, the EU is deploying brutal methods to keep out undesired refugees. Many risk everything for a future in Europe and their odysseys too often end in death. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Yearning for Change: Italian Diplomacy Just Got Younger

Yearning for Change: Italian Diplomacy Just Got Younger

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 04, 2014

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised change for his country. His new foreign minister, Federica Mogherini, embodies the desire to shake things up. Just 41 years old, she lacks extensive experience, but is full of confidence. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

The Downfall of Rome: Can a New Mayor Stop the City's Decline?

The Downfall of Rome: Can a New Mayor Stop the City's Decline?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 25, 2014

Pilgrims from around the world are expected in Rome this weekend for the canonization of two former popes. They will find an Italian capital that is increasingly squalid and close to bankruptcy. The city's new mayor is hoping he can turn it around. By Walter Mayr in Rome more... Comment ]

'I Will Tear His Head Off': How the Italian Mafia Is Infiltrating Germany

'I Will Tear His Head Off': How the Italian Mafia Is Infiltrating Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 08, 2014

A trial currently underway in Cologne showcases the extent of the Italian Mob's infiltration of German society and the construction business. Critics claim authorities have been far too lax in cracking down on Mafia activity. By Jörg Diehl more... Comment ]