Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission

Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 07, 2014

The appointment of the next leaders of the EU Commission has divided Europe, raising the specter that Britain could leave the bloc. London is an important ally to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and it is likely she will seek to broker a deal. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Cameron's Empty Threat: Britain Risks Losing an Ally in EU Feud

Cameron's Empty Threat: Britain Risks Losing an Ally in EU Feud

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2014

It appears David Cameron's strategy has backfired. His campaign to derail Jean-Claude Juncker's appointment as the next EU Commission president is failing and the British prime minister may soon suffer a loss of face. Angela Merkel is his only possible savior. By Carsten Volkery in London more... Comment ]

Ex-Premier Blair: 'British Understand the Folly of Leaving the EU'

Ex-Premier Blair: 'British Understand the Folly of Leaving the EU'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2014

Not much has been heard from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair lately. But in recent days, he has waded into the debate surrounding the next EU Commission president. In an interview, he also predicts that the British will vote to stay in the European Union. By Carsten Volkery in London more... Comment ]

Decision Time: Britain Must Choose Now If It Will Stay in Europe

Decision Time: Britain Must Choose Now If It Will Stay in Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2014

For years Britain has blackmailed and made a fool out of the EU. The United Kingdom must finally make a choice: It can play by the rules or it can leave the European Union. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial more... Comment ]

Lurching Right: UKIP Win Creates Pressure for Cameron and Europe

Lurching Right: UKIP Win Creates Pressure for Cameron and Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2014

With its clear election victory in Britain on Sunday, anti-EU UKIP and its leader Nigel Farage scored a historic triumph. The win could soon spell trouble for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his partners across the European Union. By Carsten Volkery in London more... Comment ]

Heading for the Margins: Why Is Britain Running Away from Europe?

Heading for the Margins: Why Is Britain Running Away from Europe?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 28, 2014

Great Britain used to play a key role in leading Europe, and the benefits have been substantial. But now, the UK is turning its back on the EU and has chosen to focus on peripheral issues. It is the wrong move. An Essay by Will Straw more... Comment ]

GCHQ Revealed: Inside Her Majesty's Listening Service

GCHQ Revealed: Inside Her Majesty's Listening Service

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 27, 2014

The Snowden files have brought the shocking espionage activities of the UK's Government Communications Headquarters into the open. Former employees describe an agency with shifting goals, a strong honor code -- and an inferiority complex. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Great War Centenary: Britain's Careful Commemoration of WWI

Great War Centenary: Britain's Careful Commemoration of WWI

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 22, 2014

The Great War has long played a significant role in Britain's historical memory. This year, the country is planning several events to commemorate the 100th anniversary and several new books have already hit the shelves. Jingoism, however, is to be avoided. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Cameron Advisor: 'We Need the Red Card to Stop EU Proposals'

Cameron Advisor: 'We Need the Red Card to Stop EU Proposals'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 21, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron has threatened to withdraw his country from the EU should far-reaching reforms not be made. Influential Tory lawmaker Andrea Leadsom spoke with SPIEGEL ONLINE about the UK conservatives' demands. By Carsten Volkery in London more... Comment ]

Crisis Management: Europe Eyes Anglo-Saxon Model with Envy

Crisis Management: Europe Eyes Anglo-Saxon Model with Envy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 06, 2014

Should the European Central Bank follow the Anglo-Saxon model and buy up vast quantities of sovereign bonds in attempt to finally overcome the euro crisis? ECB head Mario Draghi is under pressure to act now. But what are his options? By Henrik Müller more... Comment ]