Germany Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:25:59 +0200Three Female Veterans of German Politics: 'There Was an Assumption I Would Be Docile'
What's life like for women in the top echelons of German politics? DER SPIEGEL spoke with three former cabinet ministers about their experiences as women in government. Things have improved, they say, but there is still much to be done.Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:04:32 +0200Anti-Democratic Tendencies: Germany Considers Monitoring Right-Wing AfD
Germany's domestic intelligence agency is wary of officially monitoring the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party. But there is plenty of cause for concern. Extremist ideas are present at all levels within the AfD. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:44:46 +0200Merkel's Bavaria Headache: Berlin Coalition Emerges Even Weaker
It was an historic defeat for both the center-right Christian Social Union and the center-left Social Democrats. The aftershocks of the state election in Bavaria are likely to reach all the way to Berlin, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition e...Wed, 10 Oct 2018 17:22:59 +0200CSU in Crisis: What Went Wrong for Bavarian Conservatives?
For decades, the Christian Social Union in Bavaria has exerted outsized influence on Germany's national political stage. With state elections approaching on Sunday, however, the CSU finds itself embroiled in crisis. What went wrong?Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:46:36 +0200Germany's Extremism Problem: Officials Zero In on Neo-Nazi Terror Cell
In the wake of far-right unrest in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, investigators have uncovered a suspected neo-Nazi terror cell thought to have been planning a major attack. The arrests show how self-confident extremists have become. By DER SP...
Germany European News Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:06:23 +0200Interview with Italian Vintner Antinori: 'Italian Wines Are Drunk, Not Collected'
Albiera Antinori is head of the centuries-old Italian vintner of the same name. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, she speaks of the flood of cheap wine, new buying habits in China and the populist government in Rome.Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:33:00 +0200Brexit Negotiations: Watching a Country Make a Fool of Itself
No country in the world has cultivated arrogance the way Britain has. But the sad truth is: The former global power can't even find its way to the door without tripping over its feet.Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:38:49 +0200Untethered in Italy: Salvini Pushes Country to the Precipice
With the approval of his partners in government, Italy's Matteo Salvini is lambasting the EU, foreigners and the press while at the same time quoting a fascist dictator. A tragedy with potentially wide-reaching consequences is unfolding at the heart ...Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:33:40 +0200A European IMF: The New Face of the Eurozone Bailout Fund
The erstwhile bailout fund known as the European Stability Mechanism may soon be granted far-reaching new powers, including the kinds of functions currently possessed by the IMF. But there's a hitch.Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:55:39 +0200Sky Cruise: Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground
A new cable car to the top of Klein Matterhorn leads to the highest gondola station in Europe. Now, only a small link is missing to complete a grand vision: The crossing of the Alps by aerial tramway. Environmentalists are not impressed.