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Black, Red, Yellow, Green

Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats have taken a beating with their handling of the euro crisis and public in-fighting with their coalition partner, the Free Democrats. How long will the coalition last? And can the Social Democrats or the Green Party force Merkel out of office?

The AfD Dilemma: Germany Struggles to Find Right Approach to Populists

The AfD Dilemma: Germany Struggles to Find Right Approach to Populists

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 09, 2019

With the AfD now holding seats in every state parliament and in the federal parliament in Berlin, churches, unions and other organizations across Germany are wrestling with a tough question: Is it better to kick the populists out or to try to integrate them? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...

'Absolutely Controlled MP': Documents Link AfD Parliamentarian To Moscow

'Absolutely Controlled MP': Documents Link AfD Parliamentarian To Moscow

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 12, 2019

Russian government emails show evidence of how Moscow is seeking to exploit the Alternative for Germany party in its propaganda war. The right-wing populists appear to be voluntary accomplices -- and a member of the federal parliament is at the center of the scandal. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...


Chancellor Speculation: Merkel May Be in Office Longer Than You Think

Chancellor Speculation: Merkel May Be in Office Longer Than You Think

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 15, 2019

Angela Merkel has led the current grand coalition government in Berlin for a year now. There has been considerable speculation recently that she may not last through her fourth term. But there is more to suggest she will remain in office than step down. An Analysis by Florian Gathmann more...

Morals vs. Pragmatism: German Ban on Arms Exports to Saudis Spurs Pushback

Morals vs. Pragmatism: German Ban on Arms Exports to Saudis Spurs Pushback

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 06, 2019

Germany's ruling parties are at odds over the decision to ban all German arms experts to Saudi Arabia in the wake of the Jamal Khashoggi killing. While some argue it is a question of values, others worry it is undermining European cooperation. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...


Interview with EPP Lead Candidate Manfred Weber: 'Viktor Orbán Is Following the Wrong Political Path'

Interview with EPP Lead Candidate Manfred Weber: 'Viktor Orbán Is Following the Wrong Political Path'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 01, 2019

Manfred Weber, lead candidate for the conservative European People's Party in the upcoming European election, sees the right-wing populists as a significant threat as the campaign begins. But in Viktor Orbán, he has a populist firebrand in his own ranks. Interview Conducted by Melanie Amann and Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Germany's Conundrum: What to Do with Islamic State Returnees?

Germany's Conundrum: What to Do with Islamic State Returnees?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 25, 2019

Dozens of Germans who fought for Islamic State are in prison in northern Syria. Among them are alleged murderers and torturers, but also women and children. The German government lacks a coherent plan for dealing with them. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Merkel Stain: Chancellor Unwelcome in Upcoming Campaigns

The Merkel Stain: Chancellor Unwelcome in Upcoming Campaigns

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 21, 2019

Chancellor Angela Merkel may still be the most popular politician in Germany. But with state elections looming this year in eastern Germany, she is not a welcome guest on the campaign trail. She remains persona non grata in the east. more...

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 ]


A Fateful Year: Can Germany's SPD Stop Its Long, Slow Decline?

A Fateful Year: Can Germany's SPD Stop Its Long, Slow Decline?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 24, 2019

Germany's Social Democratic Party was once the party of the working class and knew what it stood for. Lately, though, its lack of a coherent message has left it ineffectual and unpopular. This year will be critical for the SPD's survival. By Christoph Hickmann and Veit Medick more... Comment ]

German Right-Wing Populists: Domestic Intelligence Report Highlights AfD Extremism

German Right-Wing Populists: Domestic Intelligence Report Highlights AfD Extremism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 23, 2019

German domestic intelligence officials have taken a closer look at the far-right fringe of the populist party Alternative for Germany. What they found is that the wing's leaders may pose a threat to democracy in the country. By Melanie Amann, Jörg Diehl, Martin Knobbe and Andreas Ulrich more... Comment ]