Germany Tue, 07 Aug 2018 11:39:00 +0200The Never-Ending Summer: Is Germany's Heat Wave a Preview of the Future?
Germany is currently experiencing a state of meteorological emergency. Although many are enjoying the scorching summer, the heat wave has left others with health problems and also led to a drought. Is this a preview of how climate change may soon cha...Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:45:51 +0200Alienating Immigrants: Is Germany Lurching To the Right?
Right-wing agitators are heating up the discussion about immigration in Germany and filling it with hate. Last week's resignation of national football player Mesut Özil over concerns about racism is spurring a necessary and emotional debate about s...Fri, 27 Jul 2018 15:41:00 +0200A German on Probation: What Özil's Resignation Tells Us About Germany in 2018
You don't have to be a fan of German footballer Mesut Özil. And it's OK to criticize his photo op with autocratic Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, or the letter he wrote resigning from the German national team. But Özil's accusations of "racism...Thu, 26 Jul 2018 18:10:00 +0200'Our Antennae Are Up': Rise in Anti-Semitism Unsettles Gemany's Jews
How does it feel to be Jewish in Germany in 2018? After decades of successful reconciliation and integration, an increase in anti-Semitic attacks has many Jews in Germany wondering: Is the pendulum swinging back?Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:03:22 +0200NATO Spending Debate: What Did Merkel Pledge in Brussels?
Did German Chancellor Angela Merkel agree behind closed doors to increase military spending in Berlin? The debate over the defense budget is now reheating within her coalition government.
Germany European News Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:29:00 +0200The End of the Bailout: Greece Is Back on the Grid, But Recovery Remains Elusive
On August 20, the third aid package for Greece will end, marking the end -- for now -- of the country's debt crisis. But the country's slow economic growth and grim demographic outlook mean that even without the onerous rules attached to its repaymen...Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:43:00 +0200Former Catalan President Puigdemont: 'I Don't Like Being in Exile'
In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont talks about fleeing Spain, his detention in Germany and the future of the independence movement.Thu, 02 Aug 2018 17:33:00 +0200'That's It, We're Dead': Questions of Accountability After Tragedy in the Alps
Ten alpinists, including a guide with years of experience, set off to cross one of the Alps' most majestic mountaineering routes, the Haute Route. By the fourth day, a heavy snowstorm was brewing -- but the group kept going, with deadly consequences.Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:01:54 +0200Europe's Next Test Case: A Journey Down Austria's Path to the Right
With a right-wing extremist party in government again, a major experiment is currently taking place in Austria -- one that may test the endurance of democracy in Western Europe. A visit to a country that appears unable to come to terms with its own h...Wed, 27 Jun 2018 11:03:08 +0200Italian Interior Minister Salvini: 'Within a Year, We'll See if a United Europe Still Exists'
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini wants to prevent any more migrants from coming to Italy and is skeptical of Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to come up with a joint European solution. DER SPIEGEL spoke with him in Rome.