Maddie Disappearance: Parents Appeal to Germans for Clues

Maddie Disappearance: Parents Appeal to Germans for Clues

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 17, 2013

The parents of Madeleine McCann appealed to German television viewers on Wednesday night for clues in their daughter's disappearance more than six years ago. Investigators believe that new information in the case could lead to German suspects. more... Comment ]

Crisis Control: Stability Fund Chief Expects Third Greek Bailout

Crisis Control: Stability Fund Chief Expects Third Greek Bailout

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 04, 2013

Greece might need a third aid package as soon as next year, Klaus Regling told a German paper Friday. But the head of the ESM permanent bailout fund is much more optimistic about the situation in Portugal and elsewhere in the euro zone. more... Comment ]

A Fresh Start in Europe: Is a Milder Merkel in the Cards?

A Fresh Start in Europe: Is a Milder Merkel in the Cards?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 24, 2013

Angela Merkel's tough-nosed euro policies have divided the Continent and earned her a reputation for coldness. Now that the election has strengthened her hand and freed her of pesky partners, she has a chance to reshape her stance. A Commentary by Stefan Kaiser more... Comment ]

Bitter Euro Truths: Crisis Could Damage Merkel's Campaign

Bitter Euro Truths: Crisis Could Damage Merkel's Campaign

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 27, 2013

Chancellor Angela Merkel has been forced to concede that Greece will require additional aid -- an admission that has dented her reputation as a crisis manager ahead of the election. But she still hasn't revealed the true scope of the costs facing Germany. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Profiteering: Crisis Has Saved Germany 40 Billion Euros

Profiteering: Crisis Has Saved Germany 40 Billion Euros

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 19, 2013

Germany has profited from the euro crisis to the tune of 41 billion euros in reduced interest payments. Strong demand for its debt has cut yields and made it cheaper for Germany to borrow. Meanwhile, the crisis has only cost Germany a mere 599 million euros thus far. more... Comment ]

Growth! Germany Helps Haul Euro Zone Out of Recession

Growth! Germany Helps Haul Euro Zone Out of Recession

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 14, 2013

The euro zone's economy has finally begun to grow again, thanks largely to strong second-quarter performances by both Germany and France. Even Portugal got into the act, with the strongest performance of all in the single currency area. more... Comment ]

Debt Paralysis: Can Austerity Alone Save Portugal?

Debt Paralysis: Can Austerity Alone Save Portugal?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2013

Portugal has meticulously implemented the austerity measures required by international creditors. But the country's restructuring is taking longer than expected, and the reformers have grown weary, leading to fresh fears of a national bankruptcy. By Martin Hesse and Helene Zuber more... Comment ]

Downward Spiral: Southern Europe Remains Stuck in Crisis

Downward Spiral: Southern Europe Remains Stuck in Crisis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2013

For years, EU leaders have been trying to put a stop to the debt crisis that has been tearing apart Southern Europe. They have made little progress. Is it time for a change in strategy? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Snowden Search: Bolivia Irate over Forced Landing

Snowden Search: Bolivia Irate over Forced Landing

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2013

Bolivia is furious that a plane carrying President Evo Morales was forced to land in Vienna on Tuesday night after false rumors circulated that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board. The country has called it a "direct attack" on the leader. more... Comment ]

Austerity About-Face: German Government to Gamble on Stimulus

Austerity About-Face: German Government to Gamble on Stimulus

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2013

With the euro crisis refusing to relent, the German government is backing away from its austerity mandates and planning to spend billions to stimulate ailing economies in Southern European. But can the program succeed? By Sven Böll and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]