Frauenkirche Expert on Devastating Fire: 'Notre Dame Reconstruction Will Take Years'

Frauenkirche Expert on Devastating Fire 'Notre Dame Reconstruction Will Take Years'

The damage to Notre Dame cathedral is massive: The roof was destroyed, a spire collapsed and the stone was exposed to immense heat. What will efforts to rebuild look like? We asked one of the engineers behind the reconstruction of Dresden's Frauenkirche church. Interview Conducted by Julia Merlot more...

Our Climate Catastrophe: The Kids Aren't Nearly Angry Enough

Our Climate Catastrophe The Kids Aren't Nearly Angry Enough

The school children who have been protesting to stop climate change every Friday have understood a basic truth: They are being betrayed. By politicians. By business leaders. And by an entire generation of denialists. A Commentary By Christian Stöcker more...


Call to Order: The British Parliament in the Age of Brexit

Call to Order The British Parliament in the Age of Brexit

The Brexit spectacle has plunged Britain into a deep crisis and turned the country's political leaders into laughing stocks. Justifiably? A closer look at the House of Commons reveals that it may be too early to pass judgment. By Jörg Schindler and Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

Brexit Forever: European Leaders Buy Time to Keep Bickering

Brexit Forever European Leaders Buy Time to Keep Bickering

This week's compromise between London and Brussels to delay the UK's exit from the European Union defused a potentially explosive situation. Now everyone can go back to pretending like they have things under control. By Peter Müller and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


Hide-and-Seek: How British Football Clubs Secretly Signed Youth Talent

Hide-and-Seek How British Football Clubs Secretly Signed Youth Talent

It appears that football club FC Chelsea secretly signed underage players. The development could also have direct consequences for FC Bayern Munich's recruiting efforts in Germany. By Rafael Buschmann, Nicola Naber and Christoph Winterbach more... Comment ]

EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator: The Political Ambitions of Michel Barnier

EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator The Political Ambitions of Michel Barnier

One of the worst kept secrets in Brussels is that Michel Barnier's political star is rising. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator seems interested should higher office become available. By Peter Müller more... Comment ]


UK in Disarray : Amid Brexit Chaos, Theresa May's Conservative Party Implodes

UK in Disarray  Amid Brexit Chaos, Theresa May's Conservative Party Implodes

The Conservative Party was once seen as Europe's best-oiled political machine. But Brexit and Theresa May have turned it into a smoldering wreck. Now, the party faces the dire prospect of EU elections. By Jörg Schindler more...

Playing with Fire: Talk of Shifting Kosovo's Borders Sparks Concern

Playing with Fire Talk of Shifting Kosovo's Borders Sparks Concern

Twenty years after the end of NATO's intervention in the Balkans, the relationship between Serbia and its former province of Kosovo remains tense. Senior figures are talking about shifting Kosovar borders, setting a potentially dangerous precedent. By Walter Mayr more...


'I'm Just Being Me': British House Speaker Bercow on His Brexit Role

'I'm Just Being Me' British House Speaker Bercow on His Brexit Role

He has become legendary with his calls for "order! orderrr!" In an interview, John Bercow, the speaker of Britain's House of Commons, discusses the never-ending Brexit drama and his good luck that people holding his position are no longer subjected to beheadings. Interview Conducted By Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]