Germany Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:29:28 +0200The Failure of Germany's Coronavirus Strategy: Disagreement and Dithering
Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for legal changes that would give the federal government more powers to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But the states are pushing pack.Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:28:52 +0200The Illusion of Rapid Antigen Tests: Insensitive and Inefficient
Germany is hoping that rapid antigen tests will help navigate the country out of the third coronavirus wave currently gripping the country. But they aren't up to the task. Other strategies could prove more effective.Thu, 8 Apr 2021 17:23:58 +0200AstraZeneca: Getting Vaccinated Should Have Made Me Happy. Then Came the Headlines
I’m 30 years old and I received my first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the beginning of March. Then the news broke about problems with thrombosis. This is a story about trust – and how quickly it can be lost.Wed, 7 Apr 2021 13:27:00 +0200Campaign Kicks Into High Gear:
Germany's vaccination campaign is running sluggishly, but that's about to change quickly. The situation could ease considerably -- and that well before the end of the summer, with vaccine deliveries set to increase dramatically in the coming weeks.Tue, 6 Apr 2021 19:05:33 +0200A Third Wave Washes over Germany as Vaccination Campaign Mounts
Medical professionals and virologists in Germany have been clear in their message: The third wave of the coronavirus must be stemmed through tough measures, otherwise the consequences will be dramatic. So, why are Angela Merkel and her state governor...
Germany European News Thu, 1 Apr 2021 11:53:55 +0200Underage Refugees: The Desperate Children of Moria
One boy has to sell his brother to the smugglers, another leaves his sister behind. DER SPIEGEL has spent months documenting the fates of four unaccompanied minors from the Moria camp on Lesbos. Not all of them make it to Germany.Fri, 26 Mar 2021 19:53:00 +0100Three Teenage Refugees Await Trial in Malta: "How Are We Supposed to Be Terrorists?"
Three teenagers stand accused of hijacking a merchant vessel to get to Malta. They face stiff sentences – even though the case against them still hasn't been proven. The young men, it seems, have been caught up in a story that is bigger than their ...Thu, 11 Mar 2021 17:09:05 +0100Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury: "Planes Are Safe Places, Even in Corona Times"
In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury is critical of Europe's management of the pandemic. He argues that airplanes are safe and that passengers and business travelers will eventually be flying again.Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:24:28 +0100Slovakian President Zuzana Čaputová On the Errors Made in the Pandemic: "We Underestimated the Danger"
There are few other places in the world with a COVID-19 death rate as disproportionately high as the one in Slovakia. In an interview, President Zuzana Čaputová concedes that mistakes were made and explains why her country is considering deploying ...Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:24:09 +0100EU Diplomat Josep Borrell: "I Should Have Indulged My Desire To Argue a Little More"
The EU's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, was made to look foolish by Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov during a recent press conference. In an interview, he explains why he didn't fight back harder.