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A Precarious Alliance: Patience Wears Thin†with Germany's NATO Spending
2 Apr 2019 at 10:38am
As NATO prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary, the most successful military alliance in history finds itself in the throes of an existential crisis. The unfulfillled promises of some member countries -- in particular Germany -- to spend more on defense threaten to tear the block apart. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
The Climate Activist vs. the Economics Minister: 'My Generation Has Been Fooled'
19 Mar 2019 at 5:49am
Luisa Neubauer, the German face of the global movement spurred by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, debates the student climate strikes with German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier.
Chancellor Speculation: Merkel May†Be in Office Longer Than You Think
15 Mar 2019 at 8:19am
Angela Merkel has led the current grand coalition government in Berlin for a year now. There has been considerable speculation recently that she may not last through her fourth term. But there is more to suggest she will remain in office than step down.
A Migration Nightmare: Why Germany's†Deportation System†Is Failing Everyone
12 Mar 2019 at 4:37am
As Germany tries to crack down on rejected asylum-seekers and criminal refugees, its civil servants are constrained by the limits of a dysfunctional system. Whether refugee, police officer or office clerk,†almost everyone involved has something to complain about. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Morals†vs. Pragmatism: German Ban on Arms Exports to Saudis†Spurs Pushback
6 Mar 2019 at 9:32am
Germany's ruling parties are at odds over the decision to ban all German arms experts to Saudi Arabia in the wake of the Jamal Khashoggi killing. While some argue it is a question of values, others worry it is undermining European cooperation. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Interview with EPP Lead Candidate Manfred Weber: 'Viktor OrbŠn Is Following t...
1 Mar 2019 at 10:12am
Manfred Weber, lead candidate for the conservative European People's Party in the upcoming European election, sees the right-wing populists as a significant threat as the campaign begins. But in Viktor OrbŠn, he has a populist firebrand in his own ranks.
Germany's Conundrum: What to Do with Islamic State Returnees?
25 Feb 2019 at 8:26am
Dozens of Germans who fought for Islamic State are in prison in northern Syria. Among them are alleged murderers and torturers, but also women and children. The German government lacks a coherent plan for†dealing with them. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
The Merkel Stain: Chancellor Unwelcome in Upcoming Campaigns
21 Feb 2019 at 7:31am
Chancellor Angela Merkel may still be the most popular politician in Germany. But with state elections looming this year in eastern Germany, she is not a welcome guest on the campaign trail. She remains persona non grata in the east.
Archive Debate: Angela Merkel Quits Facebook -- And Raises Concerns
8 Feb 2019 at 9:00am
Angela Merkel's decision to take her Facebook account, with its 2.5 million followers, offline has baffled some members of the German government and†raised questions about whether her decision will obscure an important part of the historical record.
Broken Bond: The†Little-Known Tragedy of Forced Adoptions in East Germany
7 Feb 2019 at 10:24am
The East German state had a habit of taking children from politically undesirable parents and giving them up for adoption. It is a horrific aspect of the communist regime that has never received the attention it deserves. That may now†be changing.
A Fateful Year: Can Germany's SPD†Stop Its Long, Slow Decline?
24 Jan 2019 at 7:35am
Germany's Social Democratic Party was once the party of the working class and knew what it stood for. Lately,†though, its lack of a coherent message has left it ineffectual and unpopular. This year will be critical for the SPD's survival.
German Right-Wing Populists: Domestic Intelligence Report Highlights AfD Extr...
23 Jan 2019 at 2:54am
German domestic intelligence officials have taken a closer look at the far-right†fringe of the populist party Alternative for Germany. What they found is that the wing's leaders may pose a threat to democracy in the country.
Babylon Berlin: The German Capital at a Crossroads
17 Dec 2018 at 1:34am
Berlin is changing. That's nothing new, of course, but even as integration challenges have resulted in crime in some neighborhoods, others are trying to find ways to avoid the stasis that comes with gentrification. Success is uncertain.
Kramp-Karrenbauer's Win: Rough Road Ahead for the Merkel Dynasty
10 Dec 2018 at 5:37am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wanted to hand over the leadership of the Christian Democratic Union to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and on Friday she got her wish. But the party is deeply divided and keeping the CDU together is task No. 1.
'A Favor': Dirty Alliance between Player Agents and a Team Executive
7 Dec 2018 at 9:00am
As an executive at Bayer Leverkusen, Jonas Boldt played the role of accomplice to a trio of player agents. The case shines a spotlight on the greed pervasive in professional football. By DER SPIEGEL Staff