- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- 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. more...
- 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. more...
- 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? more... [ Comment ]
- 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...