Germany European News Tue, 7 Apr 2020 19:08:00 +0200Coronavirus: El rechazo alemán de los eurobonos es insolidario, mezquino y cobarde
Europa es más que una coalición de ególatras. En una crisis como esta no existe alternativa para los eurobonos.Tue, 7 Apr 2020 16:14:17 +0200Coronavirus: Il rifiuto tedesco degli Eurobond è non solidale, gretto e vigliacco
L'Europa è più di una mera alleanza di egocentrici. Non esistono alternative agli Eurobond in una crisi come questa.Fri, 3 Apr 2020 18:29:35 +0200Euro Bonds or Bust? Europe Struggling to Find a Joint Approach to the Corona Catastrophe
Faced with a growing economic crisis, many European Union member states are clamoring for the introduction of so-called corona bonds. Just like it was in the euro crisis, though, Germany is opposed. In the end, Berlin may not have a choice. By DER SP...Fri, 3 Apr 2020 18:08:12 +0200Germany Must Abandon Its Rejection of Eurobonds
The German government's rejection of eurobonds is selfish, small-minded and cowardly. Existing mechanisms will not be enough to contain the crisis we are facing. We need to act now.Fri, 3 Apr 2020 18:04:59 +0200Luigi Di Maio: "Italy Is Expecting a Collective Response to This Pain"
In an interview, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio calls for greater solidarity among Europeans and for the EU to come up with an aid package comparable to the one recently passed in the United States.Thu, 2 Apr 2020 12:44:33 +0200Fighting Coronavirus: A New Infection Alarm System on Your Smartphone
European researchers have developed a new technology aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus. Called PEPP-PT, it has been designed to conform with EU data privacy rules. Its developers spoke with DER SPIEGEL about the app.Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:30:23 +0100Calls for Corona Bonds Met with Familiar "Nein"
The danger of a new euro crisis is growing. Weak member states like Italy need help if they're going to survive the coronavirus lockdown financially. But the call for euro bonds has been met with stiff resistance -- especially from the Germans.Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:14:10 +0100Dutch Exceptionalism: Will Holland's Looser Corona Policies Pay Off?
One EU country after the other is moving to restrict public life. The Dutch government has opted for less drastic measures, hoping for herd immunity and relying on the common sense of its people. But the country has still had to make adjustments to i...Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:40:12 +0100Madrid Hospitals Struggle to Handle Surge of Corona Patients
In Spain, the number of coronavirus deaths is climbing faster than in Italy. Dr. Inés Lipperheide is fighting to save her patients in an overcrowded intensive care unit. She reports conditions straight out of a "horror film."Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:47:00 +0100European Union: What Brussels Can Do to Beat the Virus
The European Commission is limited in what it can do to combat the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but this only makes it more imperative for Brussels to set the correct priorities.Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:18:00 +0100Dying in Solitude: First-Hand Accounts of the Coronavirus Horrors in Italy
Family members aren't allowed into hospitals nor can they take part in funerals. Crematoriums are overloaded. The horrors of coronavirus still have a firm hold on northern Italy.Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:53:31 +0100Corona: The EU Struggles for Relevance in the Fight against Coronavirus
With the wave of coronavirus infections washing over Europe, countries have turned inward to protect themselves. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has struggled to define the EU's role in the crisis as border checks have been reintro...Thu, 19 Mar 2020 13:40:38 +0100The Spread of Coronavirus: Eastern Europe Prepares for the Inevitable
Many countries in Eastern Europe are taking drastic measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 -- in part because their health-care systems may not be up to the task.Wed, 18 Mar 2020 19:51:06 +0100Italian Mayor on the Coronavirus: “Make Good Use of the Time You Still Have Left”
Bergamo is the epicenter of the corona crisis in Europe right now. Close to 400 people have died there. In an interview, Mayor Giorgio Gori describes the harrowing developments in local hospitals and warns Germany and other countries of what they are...Wed, 18 Mar 2020 18:11:25 +0100Europe Has Been the Greatest Disappointment in This Crisis - Opinion
The small-mindedness and competitive thinking within its member states and the lack of a concerted response to the coronavirus has revealed an uncomfortable truth: Solidarity within the European Union is a far-off dream. Once the pandemic passes, we ...Tue, 17 Mar 2020 19:30:52 +0100Ischgl: Austrian Ski Resort Flings Coronavirus Around Europe
Tourists from around Europe became infected with the coronavirus in Austria's Paznaun Valley. Despite mounting evidence, the lifts and bars stayed open until just a few days ago.Thu, 12 Mar 2020 13:54:00 +0100Corona: Streets Go Quiet as Italy Clamps Down
On Wednesday, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte moved to tighten the country's quarantine rules. DER SPIEGEL's Rome correspondent provides impressions from a country where people are losing a little more of their freedom each day as efforts mount...Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:36:00 +0100Italy's Ground Zero: "Corona Hit Us Like a Tsunami"
In Lombardy alone, fully 135 people died of coronavirus complications from Monday to Tuesday and almost 6,000 people in the northern Italian region are infected. The health care system there is already being pushed to its limits.Fri, 6 Mar 2020 19:41:00 +0100The Closed Gates of Europe: Refugees Caught in the Middle of Turkey-EU Standoff
When the refugee crisis ebbed in 2016, the EU could have used the time to fix its asylum system. But it didn't. Now, Turkey is sending refugees north again as more Syrians seek to escape the violence in Idlib. The ensuing chaos has come as a surprise...Fri, 6 Mar 2020 18:07:46 +0100Coronavirus Attacks Core of the Economy
Politicians and bankers are looking for ways to limit the damage that coronavirus is doing to the German economy. But with uncertainty so high, it is currently unclear how much relief stimulus or any other measure can deliver.