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Country without a Government: Merkel's Difficult Road to a Coalition
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:01:44 +0100
Three months after the election, Germany is as far away from a governing coalition as ever and Social Democrats don't expect an agreement before Easter. Meanwhile, Germany's influence in the EU is on the wane. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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End of an Era: Surveying the Ruins of Merkelism
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:00:47 +0100
The Merkel era has been characterized by a deep yearning for stability. Yet her tenure has led to Germany's current period of instability. It is time to move on from Merkelism.
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2016 Berlin Christmas Market Attack: Terror Survivors Feel Abandoned by German Authorities
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:47:47 +0100
One year after the terror attack on the Christmas market in Berlin, the relatives of the victims feel like the German authorities have treated them callously or neglected them. Some of their anger is also directed at German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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The Same, But Different: Eastern Europeans Tire of Being Sold Inferior Products
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:54:09 +0100
Why does Nutella in Hungary contain less cocoa than the same chocolate spread in Germany? Why do fish sticks in Prague have less fish? Eastern European are tired of being served inferior products -- and the EU is finally addressing the issue.
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From the Editors: The Audio of DER SPIEGEL's Interview with Morrissey
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:12:37 +0100
British pop singer Morrissey has accused DER SPIEGEL of falsely quoting him in a recently published interview. The magazine stands behind its reporting and has made the decision to post the audio online in response.
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Patchwork Solution: An End to Berlin's Neverending Airport Fiasco?
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:08:56 +0100
The idea of a soft launch for Berlin's long-delayed new international airport is gaining traction. It would mean opening its doors in 2020, but without its main terminal.
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Trump's Jerusalem Folly: Time for Europe to Take the Lead on Peace
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:04:20 +0100
U.S. President Donald Trump prides himself on being a deal-maker. But his decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will produce only losers. It is time for Europe to take the lead in the Middle East peace process.
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U.S. Economy: Trump Tax Plan Worries Europe
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:03:03 +0100
Trump is hoping that his tax reform will make the United States a more attractive place to do business. Germany and the rest of Europe, though, could emerge as the losers.
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Alleged INF Treaty Violation: U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:01:00 +0100
The U.S. believes Russia is secretly developing nuclear-capable, medium-range missiles in violation of the INF Treaty. Washington has now upped the pressure on NATO to formulate a response - and a new arms race could be the result.
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Liberated Raqqa: The Stench of Death amid Hopes for Life
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:45:00 +0100
The former Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa has been liberated, yet the city remains largely uninhabitable, criss-crossed with mines and strewn with rotting corpses. One man has made it his mission to bring the city back to life.
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Not So Great: Britain Grows Increasingly Hostile to EU Citizens
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:28:56 +0100
Ever since the Brexit referendum in June 2016, European Union citizens in the UK have felt increasingly unwelcome. Harrassment is on the rise and the government itself has fed the hate.
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Ego Trip in Brussels: Juncker Seeks Greater Commission Control over Eurozone
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:26:47 +0100
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker would like the EU executive to have more control over the Eurozone in the future. But member states aren't eager to give up control.
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SPIEGEL Interview with Martin Schulz: 'I'm Made of Stern Stuff'
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 18:14:17 +0100
SPD leader Martin Schulz twice ruled out a continuation of the grand coalition with Chancellor Merkel's conservatives. Now, though, he has little choice but to consider such an alliance anyway. He speaks with DER SPIEGEL about what that means for him,...
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Germany's Fate: The Dispiriting Prospect of a New Grand Coalition
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 18:06:13 +0100
With Angela Merkel's first effort at assembling a governing coalition having failed, a run-back of her current alliance with the Social Democrats appears likely. That, though, is hardly something to look forward to. And may not happen at all. By DER SPIEGEL...
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The New Saudi Arabia: Absolute Power in the Hands of a Crown Prince
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:38:22 +0100
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has embarked on a path to reform his country. But to achieve his goals, he is quashing all forms of critique. That is the wrong way to go.
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EU Competition Commissioner Vestager: 'The Auto Industry Is a High Priority'
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:32:34 +0100
EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, 49, has made a name for herself by taking on Google, Apple and Starbucks. She talks to DER SPIEGEL about her current investigation into possible automaker collusion and Facebook's responsibilities to...
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Europe at Its Ugliest: The Refugee Scandal on the Island of Lesbos
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:37:10 +0100
As winter arrives, the situation on the Greek island of Lesbos is unsustainable. Conditions at the refugee camps are horrific and island residents are tired of being left in the lurch by Athens and the EU. A visit to ground zero of European ignominy.
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Hello? Anybody Home?: Germany's Voice Suddenly Missing in Brussels
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:11:41 +0100
After the German election, French President Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for far-reaching EU reforms. But with coalition talks having collapsed in Germany, Berlin suddenly has no voice. Some in Brussels are yearning for a return of the SPD.
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Germany, Democracy and the World: The End of the End of History
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:39:42 +0100
The collapse of coalition talks in Berlin are far from a national crisis. But it is symptomatic. It is time for German politicians to realize what is at stake for their country and the rest of the Western world.
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Living in Shame: Helping Rape Victims Return to Life
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:24:04 +0100
Left incontinent after rape or a lack of medical care during pregnancy, thousands of African women are stigmatized and shunned each year. In some places, though, the situation is improving. A report from Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Brown Coal, Fool's Gold: Can Germany Break Its Lignite Habit?
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:48:55 +0100
Can Germany finally turn its back on brown coal? It will have to in order to reach its CO2 reduction pledges. But lignite is a reliable source of cheap energy and provides lots of jobs in economically fragile regions.
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Collapse: Germany Seeks to Pick Up the Pieces
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:45:00 +0100
With coalition talks having collapsed, the country and the continent are now wondering what happens next. Blame is being heaped on the FDP, but the party could end up suffering mightily. Germany and Europe, meanwhile, are the biggest losers. By DER SPIEGEL...
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The Dreamers: Doubts about Brexit on the Rise in Britain
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:29:19 +0100
It has often been said that Brexit means Brexit. But does it? With Prime Minister Theresa May showing weakness and the negotiations dragging, some are hoping that Britain's departure from the EU can be warded off.
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From the Editors: The Audio of DER SPIEGEL's Interview with Morrissey
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:12:37 +0100
British pop singer Morrissey has accused DER SPIEGEL of falsely quoting him in a recently published interview. The magazine stands behind its reporting and has made the decision to post the audio online in response.
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Patchwork Solution: An End to Berlin's Neverending Airport Fiasco?
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:08:56 +0100
The idea of a soft launch for Berlin's long-delayed new international airport is gaining traction. It would mean opening its doors in 2020, but without its main terminal.
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The Same, But Different: Eastern Europeans Tire of Being Sold Inferior Products
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:54:09 +0100
Why does Nutella in Hungary contain less cocoa than the same chocolate spread in Germany? Why do fish sticks in Prague have less fish? Eastern European are tired of being served inferior products -- and the EU is finally addressing the issue.
© Der Spiegel
2016 Berlin Christmas Market Attack: Terror Survivors Feel Abandoned by German Authorities
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:47:47 +0100
One year after the terror attack on the Christmas market in Berlin, the relatives of the victims feel like the German authorities have treated them callously or neglected them. Some of their anger is also directed at German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
© Der Spiegel
Country without a Government: Merkel's Difficult Road to a Coalition
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:01:44 +0100
Three months after the election, Germany is as far away from a governing coalition as ever and Social Democrats don't expect an agreement before Easter. Meanwhile, Germany's influence in the EU is on the wane. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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End of an Era: Surveying the Ruins of Merkelism
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:00:47 +0100
The Merkel era has been characterized by a deep yearning for stability. Yet her tenure has led to Germany's current period of instability. It is time to move on from Merkelism.
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