Germany Fri, 14 Jan 2022 16:48:13 +0100Wastewater Monitoring Offers Effective Surveillance of Coronavirus Outbreaks
With many public health departments days or weeks behind in reporting infection numbers, Germany lacks an accurate overall view of pandemic developments. Other countries, like Canada, are better off because they test wastewater, allowing them to quic...Sat, 18 Dec 2021 12:23:33 +0100How a Prestigious Scientific Organization Came Under Suspicion of Treating Women Unequally
In a dispute over the removal of the female director of an important scientific institution, Germany's prestigious Max Planck Society suffered a setback in court recently. The organization's president is facing allegations of gender discrimination an...Mon, 13 Dec 2021 17:35:28 +0100Germany - Health Minister on Vaccine Mandate: "No One Is Going to Be Sent to Jail"
New German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach speaks in an interview about the "two things" that can get us out of the coronavirus pandemic and why he believes a vaccine mandate is an essential tool in dealing with the crisis.Fri, 10 Dec 2021 19:46:23 +0100Resurrection of the SP: The Unexpected Rise of Germany's New Chancellor, Olaf Scholz
Not all that long ago, it looked like Germany's Social Democrats had reached the end of the line. Now, Olaf Scholz is in the Chancellery. It is perhaps the most unlikely political success story in Germany's postwar history.Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:36:47 +0100German Foreign Minister-Designate Annalena Baerbock: "I Don’t Believe in Applying Old Labels To New Geopolitical Developments"
Annalena Baerbock of the Green Party is slated to become Germany's first female foreign minister. She spoke to DER SPIEGEL about the policy challenges the country faces abroad and the more immediate crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Germany European News Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:55:37 +0100Germany Has a Russia Problem
Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to shift the balance of power in Europe and is even threatening war. So far, the German government hasn’t provided a clear answer to that threat. The problem is primarily a product of the party of Chancel...Fri, 14 Jan 2022 17:23:33 +0100The Ukraine Crisis: NATO Insiders Fear Attack on Multiple Fronts
Hopes are waning within NATO that Russian President Vladimir Putin can be stopped from invading Ukraine. At the military alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, officials are increasingly alarmed by even worse scenarios.Tue, 4 Jan 2022 17:18:00 +0100Escaping Corona: A Community of German Anti-Vaxxers on the Black Sea Coast
A number of Germans have sought refuge on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast from what they view as dictatorial anti-coronavirus measures back home. It has developed into a kind of alternative reality for conspiracy theorists.Wed, 29 Dec 2021 17:40:29 +0100European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič: "London Has Breached a Great Deal of Trust"
In an interview, European Union Commission Vice-President Maros Šefčovič discusses the troubled ongoing Brexit negotiations with Britain, even after it has left the bloc, and the tough negotiations over a new agreement between the EU and Switzerla...Thu, 9 Dec 2021 14:01:37 +0100The One-Man State: Viktor Orbán and the Fall of Democracy in Hungary
Cronyism, control of the media, attacks on the EU: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is transforming his country into an autocracy. This spring he will once again stand for re-election. Will Hungarians allow him to get away with it this time?