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 ]

French Finance Minister: 'Good News that Merkel Has Now Reacted'

French Finance Minister: 'Good News that Merkel Has Now Reacted'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 15, 2018

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, French Finance Minister Bruno La Maire, 49, demands that eurozone reform be pushed forward quickly. Otherwise, he fears, Europe won't be able to stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump. Interview Conducted by Christian Reiermann and Peter Müller more... Comment ]


From Paris with Love: Inside Macron's Bromance with Trump

From Paris with Love: Inside Macron's Bromance with Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 27, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to the U.S. put his affection for President Donald Trump on full display. The trip was good for the Macron brand and it didn't hurt Trump either. But are there any benefits for the rest of the world? By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

En Marche One Year On: How Macron's Movement Is Transforming French Politics

En Marche One Year On: How Macron's Movement Is Transforming French Politics

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 16, 2018

Nearly one year ago, Emmanuel Macron became the president of France. Since then, members of his En Marche movement have begun reimagining the world of French politics while governing the country at the same time. Can it work? By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]