Germany Thu, 1 Dec 2022 16:14:24 +0100A Year with Angela Merkel: "You're Done with Power Politics"
After 16 years as Germany's political leader, she realized that it was time for someone new. But one year after leaving office, Angela Merkel has yet to find closure – particularly as her legacy continues to look worse and worse. DER SPIEGEL visite...Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:13:13 +0100High Society: High Hurdles Face Germany's Cannabis Legalization Plans
The German government is moving towards legalizing marijuana, creating an entirely new industry in the country. But the effort faces significant challenges, including European law.Tue, 25 Oct 2022 15:39:47 +0200The Long Arm of the Mullahs: Hamburg Mosque Reportedly a Hotbed for Iranian Propaganda
The Hamburg Islamic Center is considered the most important outpost of the Iranian regime in Germany. But since it is also reportedly used to spread the mullahs’ propaganda across Europe, calls are growing for its work to be restricted.Fri, 14 Oct 2022 10:16:35 +0200Björn Höcke: The True Leader of Germany's Right Wing AfD
For years, Germany's far-right AfD party has seen multiple power struggles as the extremist wing under Björn Höcke sought to seize control. Though he's not part of the leadership duo, Höcke has now reached his goal.Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:53:32 +0200Inflation, Bankruptcies and Fears of Decline: Is This The Return of the Sick Man of Europe?
Inflation, a likely recession and exploding energy prices: Germany is expecting tough years ahead with diminishing prosperity, a shrinking middle class and growing inequality. This is uncharted territory for the government and society, and both are f...
Germany European News Fri, 2 Dec 2022 15:23:54 +0100Tragedy in Mariupol: The Boy Who Lost His Family But Not His Hope
Kolya had just turned 17 when the Russians bombed Mariupol. His parents and sisters died in the shelling, but he survived. He also had a bit of luck when strangers helped him flee the worst. He now lives in Western Europe, where he is sharing his sto...Wed, 23 Nov 2022 21:15:23 +0100Russia's Second Front: Putin Seeks to Destabilize Ukraine's Neighbor
Moldova is seeking to join the European Union, but Russia is doing everything it can to destabilize the small republic. The Kremlin has radically throttled gas deliveries and is orchestrating protests in the country.Wed, 9 Nov 2022 17:58:16 +0100A Day with ECB President Christine Lagarde: One Wrong Word Can Cost Billions
Europe is threatened by recession, war and a deep economic crisis. Christine Lagarde, the head of the European Central Bank, is fighting a steep increase in prices as the continent experiences its worst inflation since the introduction of the common ...Mon, 17 Oct 2022 17:40:00 +0200Giuseppe Conte: "If Meloni Pursues Reactionary Positions, We Will Have to Mobilize All Our Powers"
After the election victory of Giorgia Meloni in Italy, the head of the Five Star Movement, Giuseppe Conte, is concerned that she will lead Italy to the right-wing fringe. In an interview, he talks about what lies ahead for his country.Thu, 13 Oct 2022 11:00:16 +0200Why DER SPIEGEL Is Publishing the EU Investigative Report on Pushbacks
The EU border agency Frontex has sought to cover up human rights violations for several years, but an investigation by the European anti-fraud office OLAF has exposed the treatment of refugees at Europe's frontiers. DER SPIEGEL is publishing the repo...