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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:20:13 +0200
Migration Headache: Inside the Coalition Battle That Could Topple Merkel
With elections approaching in Bavaria, Angela Merkel's rival Horst Seehofer is seeking to pressure the chancellor into reversing her stance on migration. The conflict could fracture the coalition in Berlin and cost Merkel her job. By DER SPIEGEL St...

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:33:33 +0200
A Princess, a Poisoning and an Oil Fortune: The Bizarre Corruption Scandal at Bilfinger
Bilfinger, one of Germany's best-known construction firms, pledged to clean up its global business practices as it pivoted to the oil sector. But when an investigator began digging into one of the company's deals in the Middle East, she suddenly fell...

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 21:47:57 +0200
Finance Minister Olaf Scholz: 'Germany Has a Special Responsibility'
In a DER SPIEGEL interview, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, 59, says its time for a Europe-wide unemployment insurance system and to resuscitate the financial transaction tax. Italy, he says, will fall into line.

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 18:17:00 +0200
Trapped in the Past: Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel
Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was being described as the new leader of the free world. But recently she has been having trouble getting her way even in Berlin and Europe. Her days of dominance appear to be over. By DER SPIEGE...

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:12:00 +0200
Apocalypse Angie: Merkel's Dark View of the World We Live In
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is watching with deep concern as the pillars of the postwar international order collapse. But what is she doing about it?

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:11:21 +0200
Europe's Sputtering Motor: France and Germany Far Apart on EU Reform
The cabinets of Germany and France are set to meet on Tuesday, but the two countries remain far apart when it comes to eurozone reform. Paris is disappointed with Germany's response to Emmanuel Macron's proposals. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:57:17 +0200
French Finance Minister: 'Good News that Merkel Has Now Reacted'
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.

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:35:56 +0200
A Vicious Cycle: Berlin Worried about Losing Trump's Trade War
The U.S. has followed through with its threat to impose punitive tariffs on European steel and aluminum and the signs are pointing to a global trade war. The German government is doing what it can to prevent harm to its automobile industry. By DER SP...

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:44:51 +0200
Fixing the Euro: The Time to Act Is Now
Italy can only manage its current crisis with German help. And Germany needs Italy to keep Europe stable. While there is no simple solution, a new form of assistance could help.

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 18:37:00 +0200
Crisis Redux: Italy Sends a Jolt Through Europe
Euro-skeptic Italian populists are posing a serious threat to the European Union. Following the drama over Greece and Brexit, the political situation in Rome could throw Europe into its next major existential crisis. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

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