A Bloc Against the Right: The Dream of a Green Party Alliance with Macron

A Bloc Against the Right: The Dream of a Green Party Alliance with Macron

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 17, 2019

Influential Franco-German politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit would like the German Greens to join forces with French President Emmanuel Macron to get the European Union back on track. But not everyone is taken with the idea. By Julia Amalia Heyer more...

Our Lady: The Profound Lesson of the Notre Dame Fire

Our Lady: The Profound Lesson of the Notre Dame Fire

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 19, 2019

As the flames shot out of the roof of Notre Dame de Paris on Monday evening, a global community of concern quickly formed. It shows that the idea of cultural heritage is much more than just a UNESCO list. By Ullrich Fichtner more...


Jordan Bardella's Rise: The Fresh Young Face of France's Populist Right

Jordan Bardella's Rise: The Fresh Young Face of France's Populist Right

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 19, 2019

A 23-year-old politician is leading Marine Le Pen's right-wing populists in May elections for the European Parliament. His name is Jordan Bardella, and he's as eloquent as he is radical. By Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

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

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

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 17, 2019

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...


France's Golden Boy Learns How to Fight: Macron Debates His Way Out of The Yellow-Vest Crisis

France's Golden Boy Learns How to Fight: Macron Debates His Way Out of The Yellow-Vest Crisis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 29, 2019

When faced with the anger of the yellow-vests movement, French President Emmanuel Macron was almost taken down by his own hubris. Now he has emerged from the crisis with a new fighting spirit, marking a turning point for him -- and for the country. By Julia Amalia Heyer more...

Increasing Anti-Semitism: Macron Struggles to Contain Rising Hate Crimes

Increasing Anti-Semitism: Macron Struggles to Contain Rising Hate Crimes

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 26, 2019

Amid a stunning increase in anti-Semitic violence in the past year, France is debating whether the yellow vest protests are to blame. President Emmanuel Macron is trying to tackle the problem, but hatred and indignation are rampant in the country. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]


Franco-German Fragility: Crisis Smolders Between Berlin and Paris

Franco-German Fragility: Crisis Smolders Between Berlin and Paris

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 21, 2019

France and Germany have officially put aside their differences and renewed their landmark friendship accord, the Élysée Treaty. But their convergence only came after much bickering -- and a secret supplementary agreement. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Vexed in Vittel: French Town Becomes a Focal Point in War over Water

Vexed in Vittel: French Town Becomes a Focal Point in War over Water

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 13, 2019

A battle is brewing in Vittel over Nestlé. The groundwater is running low in the French spa town and the multinational conglomerate is fighting for its rights to the commodity -- and for its reputation. By Barbara Supp and Maurice Weiss (Photos) more...


Yellow Vests Protests: If Macron Fails, Europe Fails

Yellow Vests Protests: If Macron Fails, Europe Fails

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 17, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has tried to calm protesters by raising the minimum wage, among other concessions. But if the yellow vests continue eroding his authority, it's not just France that will suffer. And Germany is partly at fault. A Commentary by Henrik Enderlein more... Comment ]

French Protests: Macron's Ghosts Return To Haunt Him

French Protests: Macron's Ghosts Return To Haunt Him

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 10, 2018

The protests by the yellow vests against French President Emmanuel Macron aren't showing any signs of letting up despite concessions made by the government. Where is this anger coming from? By Julia Amalia Heyer and Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]