Germany Wed, 1 Apr 2020 12:19:01 +0200Corona Challenge: Germany Reaching the Upper Limit of Testing Capacity
Every day, tens of thousands people in Germany seek to get tested for the novel coronavirus. Often, though, they run up against a lack of testing capacity. And it is likely to only get worse. By DER SPIEGEL StaffTue, 31 Mar 2020 19:50:35 +0200The Price of Life: Novel Coronavirus Is Forcing a Taboo Debate
Some in Germany have the impression that the country can survive a long-term lockdown without suffering any grave consequences. That thinking is dangerous.Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:13:56 +0100What Next?: Attention Slowly Turns to the Mother of All Coronavirus Questions
The fight against the coronavirus has paralyzed society and the economy. Lockdown measures are fine for the short term, but they threaten to rapidly destroy the economy and erode our existing social order. What should the next steps be?Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:30:58 +0100German Ventilator Manufacturer: "Absolutely Mission Impossible"
Drägerwerk is a world leader in the production of ventilators. In an interview, company head Stefan Dräger, 57, discusses the challenges of keeping up with current demand as the corona crisis accelerates.Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:33:00 +0100The Corona Crisis In Retirement Homes: A Threat for Seniors and Caregivers Alike
The gravest threat posed by the coronavirus is that high-risk groups like the elderly and other high-risk groups will get infected by it. The pressure on staffs at nursing homes is growing. Some patient advocates are calling for emergency contingency...
Germany European News Fri, 3 Apr 2020 18:29:35 +0200Euro Bonds or Bust? Europe Struggling to Find a Joint Approach to the Corona Catastrophe
Faced with a growing economic crisis, many European Union member states are clamoring for the introduction of so-called corona bonds. Just like it was in the euro crisis, though, Germany is opposed. In the end, Berlin may not have a choice. By DER SP...Fri, 3 Apr 2020 18:08:12 +0200Germany Must Abandon Its Rejection of Eurobonds
The German government's rejection of eurobonds is selfish, small-minded and cowardly. Existing mechanisms will not be enough to contain the crisis we are facing. We need to act now.Fri, 3 Apr 2020 18:04:59 +0200Luigi Di Maio: "Italy Is Expecting a Collective Response to This Pain"
In an interview, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio calls for greater solidarity among Europeans and for the EU to come up with an aid package comparable to the one recently passed in the United States.Thu, 2 Apr 2020 12:44:33 +0200Fighting Coronavirus: A New Infection Alarm System on Your Smartphone
European researchers have developed a new technology aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus. Called PEPP-PT, it has been designed to conform with EU data privacy rules. Its developers spoke with DER SPIEGEL about the app.Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:30:23 +0100Calls for Corona Bonds Met with Familiar "Nein"
The danger of a new euro crisis is growing. Weak member states like Italy need help if they're going to survive the coronavirus lockdown financially. But the call for euro bonds has been met with stiff resistance -- especially from the Germans.