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Country without a Government: Merkel's Difficult Road to a Coalition
15 Dec 2017 at 9:01am
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
End of an Era: Surveying the Ruins of Merkelism
15 Dec 2017 at 9:00am
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.
2016 Berlin Christmas Market Attack: Terror Survivors Feel Abandoned by Germa...
15 Dec 2017 at 8:47am
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.
Patchwork Solution: An End to Berlin's Neverending Airport Fiasco?
11 Dec 2017 at 5:08am
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.
SPIEGEL Interview with Martin Schulz: 'I'm Made of Stern Stuff'
1 Dec 2017 at 9:14am
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, his party, Germany and Europe.
Germany's Fate: The Dispiriting Prospect of a New Grand Coalition
1 Dec 2017 at 9:06am
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 staff
Germany, Democracy and the World: The End of the End of History
23 Nov 2017 at 5:39am
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.
Collapse: Germany Seeks to Pick Up the Pieces
22 Nov 2017 at 8:45am
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 Staff
Coalition Talks Collapse: Germany Wins, Merkel Loses
21 Nov 2017 at 3:37am
The collapse of coalition negotiations in Berlin is a win for political clarity in Germany. The parties involved would hardly have been able to govern effectively together. But it marks the end of Chancellor Merkel's style of governing.
German Meltdown: Everyone Loses in Coalition Collapse
20 Nov 2017 at 3:47am
After the collapse of the German coalition talks, the blame game has already begun. Yet all the parties bear responsibility for how the negotiations failed.
Collapsed Coalition Talks: What's Next for Merkel and Germany?
20 Nov 2017 at 3:13am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's attempts to assemble a governing coalition collapsed on Sunday night. Much of the blame is falling on the shoulders of the business-friendly Free Democrats, but what happens next?
The Future of the SPD: Martin Schulz Faces a Fight for Survival
17 Nov 2017 at 9:18am
Germany's Social Democrats had a grim result in this year's federal elections. Now chancellor candidate Martin Schulz is battling for re-election as SPD chairman. His quest isn't just about power, it's also about his legacy.
Germany's Next Government: Coalition Talks Go Into Overtime
17 Nov 2017 at 5:53am
Exploratory talks on forming a new government were supposed to have finished in Berlin on Thursday night. Instead, they have hit a wall, with parties continuing to squabble over key issues. Whether or not Angela Merkel can put together an alliance and avert fresh elections is becoming unclear.
A Country, Still Divided: Why Is the Former East Germany Tilting Populist?
17 Nov 2017 at 1:19am
The Berlin Wall fell 28 years ago, yet vast divisions remain between the former East and West of the country. In the recent election, the populist AfD party did particularly well in the eastern states. But why? By DER SPIEGEL staff
Wolfgang Kubicki on Tax Havens: 'We Can Solve the Problem Unilaterally'
10 Nov 2017 at 9:06am
Wolfgang Kubicki of the business-friendly Free Democrats could end up being Germany's next finance minister. He spoke with DER SPIEGEL about what should be done about tax havens in the EU and further afield.