A European IMF: The New Face of the Eurozone Bailout Fund

A European IMF The New Face of the Eurozone Bailout Fund

The erstwhile bailout fund known as the European Stability Mechanism may soon be granted far-reaching new powers, including the kinds of functions currently possessed by the IMF. But there's a hitch. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Sky Cruise: Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground

Sky Cruise Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground

A new cable car to the top of Klein Matterhorn leads to the highest gondola station in Europe. Now, only a small link is missing to complete a grand vision: The crossing of the Alps by aerial tramway. Environmentalists are not impressed. By Christian Wüst more... Comment ]


Countdown to Brexit: No Deal Might Be the Worst Deal of All

Countdown to Brexit No Deal Might Be the Worst Deal of All

With just 200 days left to go until Brexit, a failure to secure a negotiated deal is looking increasingly possible. That would be disastrous for the European Union, but even worse for the British. By Peter Müller and Jörg Schindler in London more... Comment ]

Fueling the Populists: Why Did EU Commission Chief Go Silent in Border Dispute?

Fueling the Populists Why Did EU Commission Chief Go Silent in Border Dispute?

The president of the European Commission is ignoring his own legal staff's advice to issue a position statement in the long-simmering border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia. Has he gone quiet to help the Croatian prime minister, who is a member of the same political party? By Peter Müller in Brussels more... Comment ]


Mega Railway Expansion: Berlin Courts Prestige Project with Turkey Amid Tensions

Mega Railway Expansion Berlin Courts Prestige Project with Turkey Amid Tensions

In secret talks, the German government is seeking to push forward a massive project to modernize Turkey's railways. Berlin may help finance the multibillion-euro project, but faces criticism for cooperating with the autocrat from Ankara. more... Comment ]

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: 'Why Does Everything I Do Get So Overblown?'

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz 'Why Does Everything I Do Get So Overblown?'

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, 32, talks about his goals as holder of the rotating European Council presidency, the fight against illegal immigration and his relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Interview Conducted By Peter Müller and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]


Interview with Poland's Foreign Minister: 'Our Losses Were Much Bigger'

Interview with Poland's Foreign Minister 'Our Losses Were Much Bigger'

Poland is currently regarded as the EU's problem child. The country's national-conservative government refuses to deal with the refugee issue and it continues to undermine the rule of law. In an interview, Foreign Minister Czaputowicz explains why Warsaw is once again demanding war compensation from Germany. Interview Conducted By Markus Becker more... Comment ]

Stopping the Collapse: Berlin Softens Tone on Turkey

Stopping the Collapse Berlin Softens Tone on Turkey

Germany has gone soft on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan since he became the subject of attacks by U.S. President Donald Trump. Leaders in Berlin are concerned that any instability might spread to Europe -- and they want to send a message to the American government. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...


A Lost Childhood: To Auschwitz and Back

A Lost Childhood To Auschwitz and Back

The Germans stole Josef Salomonovic's childhood, but his mother wouldn't let him die -- neither in the Lodz ghetto nor in Auschwitz. This summer, he returned to the place where he was saved. By Takis Würger more... Comment ]