Germany Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:04:26 +0200Countering the Populists: Merkel Moves Left to Disarm the Right
Angela Merkel's response to the rise of the far-right AfD is to shift her party further to the left and position herself as the social conscience of the new coalition. But within her party, many have doubts about the strategy. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:08:49 +0200Seven Months with Martin Schulz: The Anatomy of a Failed Campaign
When he first announced his candidacy, ex-European Parliament President Martin Schulz rocketed upward in the opinion polls. But his slide was just as dramatic. DER SPIEGEL was with him throughout and provides a unique look from the inside of his doom...Fri, 29 Sep 2017 18:12:00 +0200Merkel's Challenge: Can Germany Make an Unwieldy Coalition Work?
With the Social Democrats uninterested in governing with Angela Merkel again, the chancellor is faced with the prospect of assembling a coalition involving four different political parties. The challenges are significant. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:30:00 +0200Unwanted Colleagues: Other Parties Mull Best Way To Deal with AfD
The populist Alternative for Germany will soon be entering the country's parliament. It's a breakthrough for the far-right and the end of an era. The question now is whether lawmakers should sideline them -- or will that just make a difficult situati...Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:39:25 +0200They're Here: How the AfD Steamrolled Germany's Mainstream Parties
Angela Merkel may have been re-elected to a fourth term in office, but the chancellor faces a tough road ahead: Significant setbacks for her conservatives combined with a strong right-wing populist showing and what promises to be an unwieldy governin...
Germany European News Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:59:00 +0200SPIEGEL Interview with Sebastian Kurz: 'I Definitely Have a Red Line'
Sebastian Kurz, 31, is set to take over the reins in Austria. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he speaks of a possible coalition with the right-wing FPÖ, about his hard-line stance on immigration and how age influences politics.Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:18:32 +0200Rule of Law: Merkel Risks Deepening EU Rifts
Violations of EU agreements have become more the rule than the exception and now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to put a stop to the practice. But the move seems predestined to deepen Brussel's dispute with Poland and Hungary.Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:58:00 +0200Shadow Brexit Minister Starmer: 'Theresa May Engages in Doublespeak on Brexit'
On the issue of Brexit, the Labour Party finds itself in an advantageous position as Prime Minister Theresa May's government struggles to find unity. In an interview, Keir Starmer, Brexit minister in the shadow cabinet, speaks of the possibility that...Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:13:00 +0200Interview with Emmanuel Macron: 'We Need to Develop Political Heroism'
In a DER SPIEGEL interview, French President Emmanuel Macron talks about his first months in office, elaborates on his plans for Europe and discusses his developing relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:41:23 +0200Austrian Gambler: The Meteoric Rise of Sebastian Kurz
Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz could become his country's next chancellor on Sunday. The politician is conservative and vain, but also adroit. What would the 31-year-old's election mean for the country?