The Juncker Scandal: Luxembourg's Dirty Secrets

The Juncker Scandal: Luxembourg's Dirty Secrets

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 15, 2013

Luxembourg's secret services may be tiny, but their misdeeds were enough to bring down one of Europe's most powerful politicians. By Romain Leick more... Comment ]

The Luxembourgeoisie: Juncker's Plan to Succeed Himself

The Luxembourgeoisie: Juncker's Plan to Succeed Himself

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 15, 2013

Jean-Claude Juncker has been in power in Luxembourg for 18 years, but he still isn't ready to fade into retirement. After tripping over a secret service scandal, he is now planning his comeback -- a project that could ultimately land him a senior European Union position. By Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Goodbye Mr. Euro? Jean-Claude Juncker May Be Back Soon

Goodbye Mr. Euro? Jean-Claude Juncker May Be Back Soon

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 11, 2013

Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister of Luxembourg and Europe's longest-serving leader, stepped down on Wednesday over his implication in a spying scandal. But both his friends and his adversaries believe a comeback is likely. By Hans-Jürgen Schlamp more... Comment ]

Solidarity Plea: 'Germans Always Looking out for Own Interests'

Solidarity Plea: 'Germans Always Looking out for Own Interests'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 27, 2013

Three influential Europeans from Luxembourg, Spain and Poland call on Germany to lead the euro zone out of the crisis without pursuing its own interests. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Jean-Claude Juncker Interview: 'The Demons Haven't Been Banished'

Jean-Claude Juncker Interview: 'The Demons Haven't Been Banished'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 11, 2013

In an interview, Luxembourg prime minister and former Euro Group chief Jean-Claude Juncker, 58, urges other EU countries to push ahead with structural reforms, explains why he sees parallels between 2013 and the year preceeding World War I and throws his election support behind Angela Merkel's re-election campaign. more... Comment ]

Grand Duchy Goes Global: Luxembourg Seeks UN Security Council Seat

Grand Duchy Goes Global: Luxembourg Seeks UN Security Council Seat

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 03, 2012

Luxembourg, population 524,853, is a founding member of the United Nations. Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn is fighting to secure the country a temporary seat on the UN Security Council. "When we make foreign policy," he argues, "We're not pursuing any hidden agenda." But is the Grand Duchy big enough to land the job? By Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Interview with Luxembourg Foreign Minister: Franco-German Border Plan 'Stinks to High Heaven'

Interview with Luxembourg Foreign Minister: Franco-German Border Plan 'Stinks to High Heaven'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 23, 2012

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn attacks a Franco-German plan to allow Schengen-zone countries to temporarily re-introduce border controls. The move is a populist ploy by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to secure his re-election, says Asselborn. more...

Interview with Luxembourg Foreign Minister: 'Grass Is Being Treated Like an Outcast'

Interview with Luxembourg Foreign Minister: 'Grass Is Being Treated Like an Outcast'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 12, 2012

Israel as the aggressor and Iran as the victim? Günter Grass got his line of argument wrong in his controversial poem, argues Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn in a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview. But the poem has triggered an important debate about how Germany should approach Israel's decisions, he adds. more...

Euro Group President Jean-Claude Juncker: If Greece Doesn't Reform, 'It Can't Expect Solidarity'

Euro Group President Jean-Claude Juncker: If Greece Doesn't Reform, 'It Can't Expect Solidarity'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 06, 2012

In a SPIEGEL interview, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the Euro Group, talks about the need for Greece to push ahead with economic reforms. If the country doesn't meet Europe's demands, it will have to declare bankruptcy in March, he says. more... Comment ]

Luxembourg's Foreign Minister: Merkel's Fiscal Pact a 'Waste of Time and Energy'

Luxembourg's Foreign Minister: Merkel's Fiscal Pact a 'Waste of Time and Energy'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 24, 2012

Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn is sharply critical of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's push for an EU fiscal pact. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, he says it won't hold up. Furthermore, big countries like Germany and France threaten the currency union with their egotism, he says. more... Comment ]