An Inside Job: The Right-Wing Populist Plan to Destroy Europe

An Inside Job: The Right-Wing Populist Plan to Destroy Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 24, 2019

Europe's right-wing populists haven't been stopped by the scandal in Austria. They are working hard to destroy the European Union from within its own institutions and the European elections may show how close they are to success. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...

Strache's Defense: The Right-Wing Ideology Exposed

Strache's Defense: The Right-Wing Ideology Exposed

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 20, 2019

An Austrian far-right politician got caught red-handed. Or was he? Not in his worldview, as became clear during his resignation speech. The right-wing worldview holds that if you're fighting a vast and dangerous enemy, anything goes. A Commentary by Nils Minkmar more...


Austria: The Strache Recordings - The Whole Story

Austria: The Strache Recordings - The Whole Story

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 17, 2019

In a secret recording from 2017 obtained by DER SPIEGEL, Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right Freedom Party is heard discussing a deal with a purported Russian millionaire to trade state contracts for campaign support. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...

'Considerable Danger': A Growing Workload for Alpine Mountain Rescuers

'Considerable Danger': A Growing Workload for Alpine Mountain Rescuers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 24, 2019

The quest for mountain adventures is constantly growing -- sometimes becoming so irresistible that tourists ignore weather and avalanche warnings. Mountain rescuers risk their lives to save them, but they often only return with dead bodies. By Gerhard Pfeil more... Comment ]


Sky Cruise: Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground

Sky Cruise: Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 02, 2018

A new cable car to the top of Klein Matterhorn leads to the highest gondola station in Europe. Now, only a small link is missing to complete a grand vision: The crossing of the Alps by aerial tramway. Environmentalists are not impressed. By Christian Wüst more... Comment ]

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: 'Why Does Everything I Do Get So Overblown?'

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: 'Why Does Everything I Do Get So Overblown?'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 07, 2018

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, 32, talks about his goals as holder of the rotating European Council presidency, the fight against illegal immigration and his relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Interview Conducted By Peter Müller and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]


Europe's Next Test Case: A Journey Down Austria's Path to the Right

Europe's Next Test Case: A Journey Down Austria's Path to the Right

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 09, 2018

With a right-wing extremist party in government again, a major experiment is currently taking place in Austria -- one that may test the endurance of democracy in Western Europe. A visit to a country that appears unable to come to terms with its own history as it lurches to the right. By Ullrich Fichtner more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Sebastian Kurz: 'I Definitely Have a Red Line'

SPIEGEL Interview with Sebastian Kurz: 'I Definitely Have a Red Line'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2017

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is set to take over the reins in Austria. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he speaks of a possible coalition with the right-wing FPÖ, about his hard-line stance on immigration and how age influences politics. Interview Conducted by Mathieu von Rohr, Markus Feldenkirchen and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]


Austrian Gambler: The Meteoric Rise of Sebastian Kurz

Austrian Gambler: The Meteoric Rise of Sebastian Kurz

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 13, 2017

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz could become his country's next chancellor on Sunday. The politician is conservative and vain, but also adroit. What would the 31-year-old's election mean for the country? By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Two Weeks in September: The Makings of Merkel's Decision to Accept Refugees

Two Weeks in September: The Makings of Merkel's Decision to Accept Refugees

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 24, 2016

A year has passed since the dramatic decision by Angela Merkel to take in hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. What drove her to make the decision and what price will the country pay for it? A look back at 14 days that changed German history. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]