Germany Mon, 13 May 2019 17:30:28 +0200Climate Stasis: German Failure on the Road to a Renewable Future
In 2011, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country was turning away from nuclear energy in favor of a renewable future. Since then, however, progress has been limited. Berlin has wasted billions of euros and resistance is mounting.Thu, 09 May 2019 16:48:00 +0200The AfD Dilemma: Germany Struggles to Find Right Approach to Populists
With the AfD now holding seats in every state parliament and in the federal parliament in Berlin, churches, unions and other organizations across Germany are wrestling with a tough question: Is it better to kick the populists out or to try to integra...Wed, 08 May 2019 14:44:00 +0200A Nazi Critic and a Gestapo Spy: 'You Can't Report Your Own Father!'
The Gestapo spy Paul Reckzeh denounced a group of Nazi critics in Berlin and two of them were executed. Irmgard Ruppel was the last survivor of the group, and in an interview five decades later, she told the story of what happened.Mon, 06 May 2019 12:22:00 +0200The Anti-Environment Party: AfD Hopes to Win Votes by Opposing Climate Protection
German populists are adopting climate change denialism as a new campaign strategy. The far-right Alternative for Germany party has begun directing its unscientific claims at global warming activists like 16-year-old Greta Thunberg and says it wants t...Mon, 29 Apr 2019 14:31:00 +0200Facebook Frenzy: How the German Right Wing Dominates Social Media
A comprehensive analysis has revealed the degree to which German right-wing populists from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party are dominating the social media landscape. They might be getting help from abroad.
Germany European News Tue, 21 May 2019 17:18:00 +0200Kyriakos Mitsotakis: The Strong Favorite to Become Greece's Next Leader
In Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the scion of a political dynasty, is a big name. He's campaigning with the conservative party to become the country's next prime minister. This weekend's European election offers him a chance to test his prospects.Tue, 21 May 2019 16:37:00 +0200Interview with Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon: 'I Would Like to Live Completely Sustainably'
Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon, 45, has been driving an electric car for 15 years and is a champion of renewable energy sources. DER SPIEGEL spoke with him about sustainability and his own country's reliance on fossil fuel production.Mon, 20 May 2019 15:26:00 +0200Strache's Defense: The Right-Wing Ideology Exposed
An Austrian far-right politician got caught red-handed. Or was he? Not in his worldview, as became clear during his resignation speech. The right-wing worldview holds that if you're fighting a vast and dangerous enemy, anything goes.Fri, 17 May 2019 21:24:00 +0200Austria: The Strache Recordings - The Whole Story
In a secret recording from 2017 obtained by DER SPIEGEL, Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right Freedom Party is heard discussing a deal with a purported Russian millionaire to trade state contracts for campaign support. By...Fri, 17 May 2019 16:41:36 +0200Archive Document: Queen Outed Herself as a Fan of the EU
Does Britain's future lie in Europe? In 1988, long before the prospect of Brexit, the queen spoke about the issue with a German diplomat. A document viewed by DER SPIEGEL shows that she held a very clear view.