Germany Thu, 12 Nov 2020 17:08:35 +0100German ICUs Are Struggling to Keep Up with Corona - The Second Wave Hits the Hospitals
German hospitals have invested heavily in the equipment needed to treat serious cases of COVID-19. But they lack the staff necessary to cope with the second coronavirus wave, which is already filling up intensive care units.Thu, 12 Nov 2020 17:08:17 +0100Three Doctors on the Front Lines: "It’s a Mistake To Think We Have this Disease Under Control"
How are things going with the treatment of COVID patients? And what happens if infection rates continue to rise? Doctors discuss their daily lives on the front lines of the coronavirus.Thu, 5 Nov 2020 15:39:53 +0100The U.S. Elections: Germany Looks Across the Atlantic with Anxiety and Hope
Even as a Biden victory seems increasingly likely, German political leaders are biting their nails. Four more years of Trump, many of them worry, could be disastrous for the trans-Atlantic relationship.Mon, 12 Oct 2020 17:22:04 +0200Germany: Angela Merkel's Chief of Staff on the Need for Increased Coronavirus Restrictions
Helge Braun, the head of Angela Merkel’s Chancellery, warns in an interview of a possible exponential rise in the number of coronavirus cases. He warns of the risk of long-term economic damage if Germany can't keep the number of cases under control...Mon, 5 Oct 2020 17:53:20 +0200The Lessons of Germany's Coronavirus Response
Germany's response to the coronavirus pandemic has been widely praise, but plenty of mistakes have been made both in Berlin and in state capitals. Have we learned anything?
Germany European News Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:01:00 +0100Svetlana Alexievich on the protests against Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus
Literature Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich is currently in Berlin receiving medical treatment. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, she spoke about the protests in her homeland of Belarus, the horrors of the Lukashenko regime and how the internationa...Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:00:53 +0100EU Budget Battle: Brussels Prepares for a Protracted Fight with Poland and Hungary
By vetoing the EU budget, Hungary and Poland have plunged the bloc into a crisis and heaped pressure on Angela Merkel to find a solution. Brussels, though, might have a way to turn the tables.Wed, 18 Nov 2020 19:06:04 +0100Croatia: Video Documents Illegal Refugee Pushbacks
For years, asylum-seekers have been claiming abuse at the hands of Croatian border police, with some reporting beatings, electric shocks and even having their toenails torn out. For the first time, videos in combination with reporting by DER SPIEGEL ...Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:51:44 +0100The Troublemaker: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz Keeps Europe on Its Toes
Sebastian Kurz's supporters admire his chutzpah, but critics see the Austrian chancellor's stubborn maneuvering as a danger to the cohesion of the European Union. DER SPIEGEL paid a visit to his offices in Vienna.Fri, 6 Nov 2020 18:01:47 +0100Reactions in Berlin and Brussels to the U.S. Election
In Europe, many fear there will be prolonged legal battles before the election is finalized in the United States. And that in a Biden presidency, the EU has to be proactive in getting trans-Atlantic relations back on track.