Germany Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:06:46 +0100The Schism: Merkel's Conservatives Divided and Discordant
Chancellor Angela Merkel's contentious relationship with her new interior minister, Horst Seehofer, threatens to overshadow her fourth term in office. The two conservative leaders fundamentally disagree about who their constituents should be.Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:09:00 +0100The Two Women at the Top: Inside the Relationship Between Berlin's Uncertain New Allies
Never before in German history have two governing parties been led by women. The country's political stability will now hinge on the relationship between Andrea Nahles and Angela Merkel. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 15:29:00 +0100Cyber-Espionage Hits Berlin: The Breach from the East
German intelligence officials issued warnings back in 2016 of a cyber-espionage group known as Snake. But the apparently Russian hackers behind the group were able to breach the German government nonetheless. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:44:35 +0100Where's the Enthusiasm?: Germany's New Milquetoast Government
With the Social Democrats having approved a new coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany finally has a government. Despite the breakthrough, however, enthusiasm is in short supply in Berlin.Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:25:00 +0100Hope for a New Beginning: Two Years in a German Teen Refugee Home
In recent years, thousands of unaccompanied minors have arrived in Germany hoping to be recognized as refugees. DER SPIEGEL followed eight Afghan teenagers in a group home as they inched their way through the ups and downs of asylum process.
Germany European News Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:46:00 +0100Interview with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte on Eurozone Reforms: 'We Won't Simply Rubberstamp Everything'
All eyes have been on Germany and France recently when it comes to reforming the European common currency. But in an interview with DER SPIEGEL, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, 51, says that the Netherlands should not be ignored.Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:10:11 +0100Creative Destruction: Macron Eyes Expanding His Movement Across Europe
French President Emmanuel Macron launched a brand new political movement in his bid for the French presidency. Now, he wants to do the same for Europe. But the Brussels establishment is wary.Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:55:46 +0100The Putin System: How Russia's Eternal President Has Changed His Country
Russians will be going to the polls on March 18, but it is already clear who will emerge victorious. Vladimir Putin has been at the helm for almost 20 years -- both dramatically changing his country and subjugating it at the same time.Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:58:46 +0100Italy's Strange Campaign: Berlusconi, Five Star and the Road to Political Gridlock
A disillusioned electorate, multi-billion-euro campaign promises and the return of Silvio Berlusconi: Italy is muddling its way through a strange election campaign with an uncertain outcome. The consequences for Europe could be significant.Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:15:00 +0100Interview with Poland's Prime Minister: 'Europe Has Run Out of Gas'
In an interview, new Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki discusses his country's reputation problems, EU proceedings against Warsaw, Poland's controversial refugee policy and the heated debate over history.