"Tempora"-Abhörskandal: Grüne fordern EU-Klage gegen britische Regierung

"Tempora"-Abhörskandal: Grüne fordern EU-Klage gegen britische Regierung

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 01, 2014

Massenhaft zapften britische Spione private Daten aus Glasfaserkabeln ab - doch passiert ist seit dem Skandal um das Spähprogramm "Tempora" nichts. Das wollen die Grünen ändern: Sie dringen auf ein EU-Verfahren gegen London. Von Florian Gathmann und Veit Medick mehr... Forum ]

Violence in Ukraine: Yanukovych Forces EU into Sanctions

Violence in Ukraine: Yanukovych Forces EU into Sanctions

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 19, 2014

The EU resisted the idea of imposing sanctions on Ukraine for a long time. With violence in Kiev intensifying, however, Brussels has little choice. But what can Europe really do? By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels more... Comment ]

EU-Russland-Gipfel zur Ukraine: Putin handelt, Europa zaudert

EU-Russland-Gipfel zur Ukraine: Putin handelt, Europa zaudert

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 28, 2014

Eigentlich sollte Tacheles geredet werden beim Gipfeltreffen der EU mit Russlands Präsident Putin - so zumindest die Ankündigung. Doch Brüssel bezieht beim Thema Ukraine keine klare Position. Es fehlt eine überzeugende Ostpolitik, die mit Putins Avancen an Kiew mithalten kann. Ein Kommentar von Gregor Peter Schmitz mehr... Forum ]

'No Longer in the Cold War': Merkel Infuriated by US Spying

'No Longer in the Cold War': Merkel Infuriated by US Spying

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 01, 2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has compared US spying to Cold War tactics and Brussels wants EU facilities checked for American eavesdropping equipment. Concern is growing the scandal could seriously damage trans-Atlantic relations. more... Comment ]

About Face: Chancellor Merkel Cools on European Integration

About Face: Chancellor Merkel Cools on European Integration

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 25, 2013

German conservatives have long been passionate supporters of increased European integration. But lately, Chancellor Angela Merkel has applied the brakes to the process. Brussels, she believes, has become part of the problem. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

EU Austerity Dispute: How Barroso Let His Opinion Slip

EU Austerity Dispute: How Barroso Let His Opinion Slip

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 24, 2013

European Commission President Barroso has mostly stayed in the background in the euro crisis, but his assertion this week that austerity has "reached its limits" caused quite a stir. It was an unusually opinionated statement -- and one that came after the Portuguese official's national pride was questioned. By David Böcking more... Comment ]

Next Domino? Slovenia Totters Toward Euro-Crisis Brink

Next Domino? Slovenia Totters Toward Euro-Crisis Brink

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 10, 2013

Could Slovenia become the next euro-crisis victim? A new OECD report highlights the deep problems facing the Slovenian banking industry and economy. While both Brussels and Ljubljana insist that a bailout won't be necessary, difficult times are in store for the country. more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Romanian Prime Minister Ponta: 'I Haven't Communicated Well Enough with Europe'

SPIEGEL Interview with Romanian Prime Minister Ponta: 'I Haven't Communicated Well Enough with Europe'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 23, 2012

The European Union has been deeply critical of Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta's leadership. In an interview with SPIEGEL he speaks of his relationship to the Romanian judiciary, how Europe has misunderstood him and his dream of battling those who would tread on human rights. more... Comment ]

Barroso's Rise: Euro Crisis Means More Power for European Commission

Barroso's Rise: Euro Crisis Means More Power for European Commission

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 18, 2012

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has a reputation for avoiding conflict. But as the euro crisis has worsened, his power has increased. He is one of the few winners of the problems facing Europe's common currency. By Christoph Schult  in Brussels more...

Planning for the Future: A Sneak Peek at Tomorrow's Europe

Planning for the Future: A Sneak Peek at Tomorrow's Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 11, 2012

European leaders have long insisted they will do everything to save the euro. Now, a plan is forming that would dramatically change the architecture of the European Union. Brussels would be granted a significant say in national budgets and debt would be communalized. But the hurdles such a plan might face are high. By Konstantin von Hammerstein, Christoph Pauly and Christoph Schult more...