The Popular Senhor Costa: A Socialist Success Story in Portugal

The Popular Senhor Costa: A Socialist Success Story in Portugal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 01, 2019

Four years ago, few thought Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa's minority government would last long. But as he prepares for re-election, the Socialist is hoping to be returned to power with an absolute majority. What changed? By Helene Zuber more...

Spanish and Portuguese Jobseekers: The 'Lost Generation' Returns Home

Spanish and Portuguese Jobseekers: The 'Lost Generation' Returns Home

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 24, 2019

During the economic crisis, countless young people, especially well-educated ones, left Spain and Portugal. Now a growing number of them are returning -- even if they have to make some sacrifices in the process. By Helene Zuber and Steffen Lüdke more...


The Portuguese Miracle: Young Entrepreneurs Lead Country Out of Crisis

The Portuguese Miracle: Young Entrepreneurs Lead Country Out of Crisis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 02, 2015

Portugal's economic resurgence is a remarkable success story. Only four years ago, the country was forced to turn to the EU for a bailout. Today, a new generation of entrepreneurs and start-ups have fueled a turnaround and fostered a new national spirit. By Helene Zuber in Lisbon more... Comment ]

The Last European: Romanian Driver Navigates the Soul of the EU

The Last European: Romanian Driver Navigates the Soul of the EU

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 22, 2015

For the past decade, Viktor Talic has been driving a van across Europe, delivering people and goods. His 50-hour, nearly sleepless journey offers a disquieting, yet inspiring, glimpse into the Continent's soul. By Juan Moreno more... Comment ]


Maddie Disappearance: Parents Appeal to Germans for Clues

Maddie Disappearance: Parents Appeal to Germans for Clues

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 17, 2013

The parents of Madeleine McCann appealed to German television viewers on Wednesday night for clues in their daughter's disappearance more than six years ago. Investigators believe that new information in the case could lead to German suspects. more... Comment ]

Crisis Control: Stability Fund Chief Expects Third Greek Bailout

Crisis Control: Stability Fund Chief Expects Third Greek Bailout

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 04, 2013

Greece might need a third aid package as soon as next year, Klaus Regling told a German paper Friday. But the head of the ESM permanent bailout fund is much more optimistic about the situation in Portugal and elsewhere in the euro zone. more... Comment ]


A Fresh Start in Europe: Is a Milder Merkel in the Cards?

A Fresh Start in Europe: Is a Milder Merkel in the Cards?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 24, 2013

Angela Merkel's tough-nosed euro policies have divided the Continent and earned her a reputation for coldness. Now that the election has strengthened her hand and freed her of pesky partners, she has a chance to reshape her stance. A Commentary by Stefan Kaiser more... Comment ]

Bitter Euro Truths: Crisis Could Damage Merkel's Campaign

Bitter Euro Truths: Crisis Could Damage Merkel's Campaign

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 27, 2013

Chancellor Angela Merkel has been forced to concede that Greece will require additional aid -- an admission that has dented her reputation as a crisis manager ahead of the election. But she still hasn't revealed the true scope of the costs facing Germany. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Profiteering: Crisis Has Saved Germany 40 Billion Euros

Profiteering: Crisis Has Saved Germany 40 Billion Euros

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 19, 2013

Germany has profited from the euro crisis to the tune of 41 billion euros in reduced interest payments. Strong demand for its debt has cut yields and made it cheaper for Germany to borrow. Meanwhile, the crisis has only cost Germany a mere 599 million euros thus far. more... Comment ]

Growth! Germany Helps Haul Euro Zone Out of Recession

Growth! Germany Helps Haul Euro Zone Out of Recession

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 14, 2013

The euro zone's economy has finally begun to grow again, thanks largely to strong second-quarter performances by both Germany and France. Even Portugal got into the act, with the strongest performance of all in the single currency area. more... Comment ]