Germany Fri, 7 Feb 2020 17:45:00 +0100Thuringia: The German Conservatives' Faustian Pact With the Far-Right
German conservatives in the eastern state of Thuringia have drawn scathing criticism for relying on the far-right to get a gubernatorial candidate elected. In a DER SPIEGEL editorial, our author argues that anything short of unequivocal rejection of ...Sun, 26 Jan 2020 14:04:44 +0100Heiko Maas: "For A Long Time Now, Words Have Not Been Enough"
Speeches and warnings are insufficient when it comes to anti-Semitism in Germany and Europe. We need concrete programs to counter the hatred of Jews, including better education and harsher penalties.Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:02:10 +0100Facebook: How To Fake Friends and Influence People
A network comprised of hundreds of fabricated Facebook profiles disseminates political propaganda and also coaxes real users to reveal as much about themselves as they are willing. The social network appears to be impotent in its response to the prof...Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:31:03 +0100Germany's Greens Hit Adulthood
Once self-identified as the "anti-party party," Germany's Greens now have aspirations of moving into the Chancellery before long. At age 40, their story is one of astonishing success -- and change.Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:11:35 +0100American Withdraws from Trial after Questions about His Background
An American witness in a Holocaust trial drew global attention after making a conciliatory gesture to a concentration camp guard. After questions about whether the joint plaintiff had even been held in a concentration camp, he has now withdrawn from ...
Germany European News Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:53:14 +0100Country on the Brink: A Search for the Source of Italy's Malaise
The sun in the south, the mountains in the north and stunningly beautiful cities in between: Life in Italy, one might think, is just short of paradise. But residents of the country are deeply unhappy. Why?Sat, 8 Feb 2020 18:18:26 +0100The Turkish Woman Who Fled Her Country only To Get Sent Back
Ayşe Erdoğan was persecuted in Turkey as an alleged follower of the Gülen movement. The young teacher fled to Greece to seek refuge. This is how she wound up back in a Turkish prison.Fri, 31 Jan 2020 14:14:55 +0100Geoffrey Van Orden: "We Felt Let Down by Angela Merkel"
Geoffrey Van Orden, a British Conservative and former army officer, has represented his country in Brussels for more than 20 years, most recently as Leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament. He spoke with DER SPIEGEL about Brexit, the T...Thu, 30 Jan 2020 10:21:06 +0100James Lovelock: 'I Would Not Waste My Fortune on Colonizing Mars'
James Lovelock is known for being one of the most important pioneers of the environmental movement. His ideas have stirred controversy before, and they're likely to do so again. How to stop climate change? With nuclear power and artificial intelligen...Wed, 29 Jan 2020 17:11:00 +0100Prostitution in Sicily: The Good Sister of Highway SS385
Many women who flee Nigeria for Europe fall into the clutches of human traffickers and are forced to work as prostitutes. A road in Sicily has become a symbol of their plight, and a local nun is trying to help them.