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Growing Uneasiness: EU Preparing for a Possible Brexit

Growing Uneasiness: EU Preparing for a Possible Brexit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2016

SPIEGEL has learned that the foreign ministers of six EU countries have met to discuss the implications of Britain's possible departure from the European Union. They fear that difficult negotiations over the course of two years could result. more... Comment ]

Muzzling Brussels: Why EU Leaders Aren't Debating Brexit

Muzzling Brussels: Why EU Leaders Aren't Debating Brexit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 26, 2016

David Cameron has asked EU leaders to keep out of the Brexit debate as millions of British citizens prepare to vote on their future in the European Union. The muzzling has led to political paralysis in Brussels. By Peter Müller, Ralf Neukirch and Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

Ahead of Brexit Vote: EU Commission To Challenge UK Truck Toll

Ahead of Brexit Vote: EU Commission To Challenge UK Truck Toll

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 25, 2016

The European Commission had hoped not to provide fresh anti-EU ammunition to pro-Brexit voters ahead of Britain's upcoming referendum. But SPIEGEL has learned that Brussels is planning to launch legal proceedings against the UK over its truck toll. By Peter Müller in Brussels more... Comment ]

Brexit Danger: The EU Strategy to Keep Britain from Leaving

Brexit Danger: The EU Strategy to Keep Britain from Leaving

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 05, 2016

This summer, Britain will vote on whether to remain in the European Union. The skeptic camp appears to be gaining ground -- and EU leaders are growing concerned. They have developed a plan to give in to most of Cameron's EU reform demands. By Peter Müller and Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

The West's Dilemma: Why Assad Is Uninterested in Defeating Islamic State

The West's Dilemma: Why Assad Is Uninterested in Defeating Islamic State

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 08, 2015

In the fight against Islamic State, the West is considering cooperating with the Syrian army. There's a hitch though: Assad's troops aren't just too weak to defeat IS -- they also have no interest in doing so. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Decadence and Madness at the Top: Inside Britain's Secretive Bullingdon Club

Decadence and Madness at the Top: Inside Britain's Secretive Bullingdon Club

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 15, 2015

They drink heavily, shatter champagne flutes and smash furniture -- before moving on to positions of leadership. The elite Bullingdon Club is an exclusive haven for Britain's rich and powerful. But members don't like to talk about it. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

London Mayor Boris Johnson: 'We Can't Leave Europe, We're Part of the Continent'

London Mayor Boris Johnson: 'We Can't Leave Europe, We're Part of the Continent'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 12, 2015

In a wide-ranging interview with SPIEGEL, London Mayor Boris Johnson discusses his recent Churchill biography, his views on Britain's planned referendum on EU membership and why he believes Greece will ultimately exit the euro zone. Interview Conducted by Thomas Hüetlin and Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Interview with Hilary Mantel: 'What's Happening in Britain at the Moment Is Really Ugly'

Interview with Hilary Mantel: 'What's Happening in Britain at the Moment Is Really Ugly'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 12, 2014

Hilary Mantel's historical novels are celebrated in Britain, but her critiques of the establishment are widely feared. In a SPIEGEL interview, she says her country is retreating into insularity and to attitudes prevalent in Victorian times. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Approaching Brexit? Merkel Fears Britain Crossing a Red Line on Immigration

Approaching Brexit? Merkel Fears Britain Crossing a Red Line on Immigration

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 03, 2014

David Cameron is furious about the EU Commission's demand that the UK make a back payment of €2.1 billion. But it is the British prime minister's stance on immigration that has German Chancellor Merkel more worried. She fears he may be crossing a red line. By Nikolaus Blome, Christoph Scheuermann and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

King Alex: The Man Behind Scotland's Independence Movement

King Alex: The Man Behind Scotland's Independence Movement

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 17, 2014

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is the architect of the independence referendum. This week could mark his biggest political triumph to date. Yet many Scots are wary of Salmond, believing him to be self-satisfied and arrogant. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]