Interview with Poland's Prime Minister: 'Europe Has Run Out of Gas'

Interview with Poland's Prime Minister: 'Europe Has Run Out of Gas'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 20, 2018

In an interview, new Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki discusses his country's reputation problems, EU proceedings against Warsaw, Poland's controversial refugee policy and the heated debate over history. Interview Conducted by Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

What Macron Means for Europe: 'How Much Will the Germans Have to Pay?'

What Macron Means for Europe: 'How Much Will the Germans Have to Pay?'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 26, 2017

Emmanuel Macron represents an opportunity for Europe, one the Germans would be wise to take advantage of. It is doubtful, though, whether Angela Merkel will be able to act on the French president's bold vision. An Essay by Jürgen Habermas more... Comment ]


Polish Elections: Law and Justice Party Regains Credibility by Dialing Down Rhetoric

Polish Elections: Law and Justice Party Regains Credibility by Dialing Down Rhetoric

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2015

Poland's parliamentary elections in late October look set to sweep the right-wing Law and Justice party into power. Its current popularity is partly due to leading candidate Beata Szydlo, who has helped tone down its strident, nationalistic image. By Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

Commission Crusade: Cameron Outmaneuvered in Battle over Juncker

Commission Crusade: Cameron Outmaneuvered in Battle over Juncker

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 19, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron is determined not to let Jean-Claude Juncker become president of the European Commission. But he is increasingly isolated. He might face his Waterloo as early as next week. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Interview with Marine Le Pen: 'I Don't Want this European Soviet Union'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2014

In a SPIEGEL interview, French right-wing populist Marine Le Pen discusses the European election victory by her Front National, German dominance in the EU and her admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Interview Conducted By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

The Democratic Deficit: Europeans Vote, Merkel Decides

The Democratic Deficit: Europeans Vote, Merkel Decides

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 02, 2014

Before the European Parliament election last month, voters were told the poll would also determine the next Commission president. In a silent putsch against the electorate, Angela Merkel is now impeding the process. She fears a loss of power and Britain's EU exit. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Outrage in Britain: Cameron Pushes to Weaken Human Rights Court

Outrage in Britain: Cameron Pushes to Weaken Human Rights Court

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 18, 2012

The British government has been pounding "meddling" from Europe in the wake of a scandal over the extradition of an Islamist radical that was delayed by a Strasbourg ruling. Now London is demanding radical reform of the European Court of Human Rights, a move opposed by Berlin. By Carsten Volkery more...

Taking on the Doubters: Chancellor Merkel's Difficult Battle in Brussels

Taking on the Doubters: Chancellor Merkel's Difficult Battle in Brussels

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 08, 2011

Britain wants concessions. The Czech Republic is concerned about referendums triggered by treaty changes. And top EU officials have reintroduced alternatives that German Chancellor Merkel has already rejected. On the eve of a crucial EU summit in Brussels, Berlin is not amused -- and has made it clear that compromise is not an option. By Philipp Wittrock more...


Media Law Outrage: Hungary's 'Orbanization' Is Worrying Europe

Media Law Outrage: Hungary's 'Orbanization' Is Worrying Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 28, 2010

The move by Hungary's right-wing government to muzzle the media is the most recent example of a disturbing political trend in the country that was once hailed as a model for post-communnist development. Should Europe impose sanctions just as Hungary is about to assume the rotating EU presidency? By Erich Follath and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

'Racist' Political Ad Rejected by Swedish TV: Danish Politicians Call for Election Observers in Sweden

'Racist' Political Ad Rejected by Swedish TV: Danish Politicians Call for Election Observers in Sweden

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 01, 2010

A political ad rejected as hate speech by a Swedish TV station has sparked tension between Sweden and neighboring Denmark. Some Danish leaders have cried censorship, and even want to see election observers at Sweden's upcoming national poll. more...