Wolfgang Schäuble

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SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'Britain Is a Leading Nation'

SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'Britain Is a Leading Nation'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 10, 2016

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble warns of the dangers of Brexit, talks about the EU's crisis of confidence and considers the English fear of the penalty kick. Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

'Out Is Out': Schäuble Warns of Single Market Access in Event of Brexit

'Out Is Out': Schäuble Warns of Single Market Access in Event of Brexit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 10, 2016

In an interview with SPIEGEL, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble warns of the consequences if the British vote in favor of Brexit. Even if a slim majority votes against it, he says, the EU cannot continue with "business as usual." more...


The Isolated Chancellor: What Is Driving Angela Merkel?

The Isolated Chancellor: What Is Driving Angela Merkel?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 25, 2016

Chancellor Angela Merkel spent a decade amassing political capital. Now, with the refugee crisis showing no signs of abating, she has decided to spend it. With her legacy in the balance, she has finally found an issue to fight for. But why now? By Markus Feldenkirchen and René Pfister more... Comment ]

Quiet Capitulation: Merkel Slowly Changes Tune on Refugee Issue

Quiet Capitulation: Merkel Slowly Changes Tune on Refugee Issue

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 20, 2015

After announcing that Germany would not place limits on the number of asylum-seekers it accepts, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is now considering a quota system. The turnaround wasn't her choice. By Melanie Amann, Horand Knaup, Ralf Neukirch and René Pfister more... Comment ]


SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'There Is No German Dominance'

SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'There Is No German Dominance'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2015

Criticism of Germany's role in the recent negotiations over Greece's future has been fierce. SPIEGEL speaks with Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble about the government in Athens, his own feelings about a Grexit and his relationship with Chancellor Merkel. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Michael Sauga and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

A Government Divided: Schäuble's Push for Grexit Puts Merkel on Defensive

A Government Divided: Schäuble's Push for Grexit Puts Merkel on Defensive

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2015

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble had a plan to push Greece out of the euro zone. Chancellor Merkel wasn't sure what to do about it. The result is widespread resentment of Germany and a damaged Franco-German relationship. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Griechenlands Ex-Finanzminister: Varoufakis macht Schäuble schwere Vorwürfe

Griechenlands Ex-Finanzminister: Varoufakis macht Schäuble schwere Vorwürfe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 11, 2015

Deutschland forciere den Grexit, schreibt der ehemalige griechische Finanzminister Varoufakis im "Guardian". Damit wolle Schäuble sein "Modell einer Zuchtmeister-Eurozone" etablieren. mehr... Video | Forum ]

Family Feud: The Tortured Relationship between Schäuble and Varoufakis

Family Feud: The Tortured Relationship between Schäuble and Varoufakis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 27, 2015

Athens relented in the end. But prior to the compromise deal allowing for an extension of Greece's bailout program, Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis and his German counterpart Schäuble engaged in a bitter battle for supremacy. By Nikolaus Blome, Christian Reiermann and Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]


Merkel's Unintended Creation: Could Tsipras' Win Upset Balance of Power in Europe?

Merkel's Unintended Creation: Could Tsipras' Win Upset Balance of Power in Europe?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 30, 2015

Greek election victor Alexis Tsipras wants an entirely different Europe from the one envisioned by Angela Merkel. His success is likely to stoke anger over Germany's EU dominance. Leaders in France and Italy are also hoping for an end to austerity. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Reckoning: Kohl Tapes Reveal a Man Full of Anger

The Reckoning: Kohl Tapes Reveal a Man Full of Anger

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 14, 2014

Helmut Kohl spent over 600 hours speaking with the journalist Heribert Schwan about his life's work. The secret tapes reveal a chancellor resentful of his public image and disdainful of many of those around him, including Angela Merkel. By René Pfister more... Comment ]

Out of Balance? Criticism of Germany Grows as Economy Stalls

Out of Balance? Criticism of Germany Grows as Economy Stalls

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 14, 2014

The latest indicators suggest Germany's once buzzing economy is beginning to stall. The development has created a serious dilemma for Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Critics say spurring growth is more important than his goal of a balanced budget. By Horand Knaup and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]