Former Catalan President Puigdemont: 'I Don't Like Being in Exile'

Former Catalan President Puigdemont 'I Don't Like Being in Exile'

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont talks about fleeing Spain, his detention in Germany and the future of the independence movement. Interview Conducted By Helene Zuber and Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

'That's It, We're Dead': Questions of Accountability After Tragedy in the Alps

'That's It, We're Dead' Questions of Accountability After Tragedy in the Alps

Ten alpinists, including a guide with years of experience, set off to cross one of the Alps' most majestic mountaineering routes, the Haute Route. By the fourth day, a heavy snowstorm was brewing -- but the group kept going, with deadly consequences. By Hilmar Schmundt and Samiha Shafy more... Video | Comment ]


Europe's Next Test Case: A Journey Down Austria's Path to the Right

Europe's Next Test Case A Journey Down Austria's Path to the Right

With a right-wing extremist party in government again, a major experiment is currently taking place in Austria -- one that may test the endurance of democracy in Western Europe. A visit to a country that appears unable to come to terms with its own history as it lurches to the right. By Ullrich Fichtner more... Comment ]

Italian Interior Minister Salvini: 'Within a Year, We'll See if a United Europe Still Exists'

Italian Interior Minister Salvini 'Within a Year, We'll See if a United Europe Still Exists'

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini wants to prevent any more migrants from coming to Italy and is skeptical of Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to come up with a joint European solution. DER SPIEGEL spoke with him in Rome. Interview Conducted By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]


'We Cannot Be Stopped': Merkel's Toughest Adversary in Europe

'We Cannot Be Stopped' Merkel's Toughest Adversary in Europe

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is a populist and a firebrand, but also a fearless tactician. His hardline approach to migration threatens not only Angela Merkel's tenure as chancellor, but also the entire EU. By Walter Mayr more...

Europe's Sputtering Motor: France and Germany Far Apart on EU Reform

Europe's Sputtering Motor France and Germany Far Apart on EU Reform

The cabinets of Germany and France are set to meet on Tuesday, but the two countries remain far apart when it comes to eurozone reform. Paris is disappointed with Germany's response to Emmanuel Macron's proposals. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


French Finance Minister: 'Good News that Merkel Has Now Reacted'

French Finance Minister 'Good News that Merkel Has Now Reacted'

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, French Finance Minister Bruno La Maire, 49, demands that eurozone reform be pushed forward quickly. Otherwise, he fears, Europe won't be able to stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump. Interview Conducted by Christian Reiermann and Peter Müller more... Comment ]

A Vicious Cycle: Berlin Worried about Losing Trump's Trade War

A Vicious Cycle Berlin Worried about Losing Trump's Trade War

The U.S. has followed through with its threat to impose punitive tariffs on European steel and aluminum and the signs are pointing to a global trade war. The German government is doing what it can to prevent harm to its automobile industry. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Fixing the Euro: The Time to Act Is Now

Fixing the Euro The Time to Act Is Now

Italy can only manage its current crisis with German help. And Germany needs Italy to keep Europe stable. While there is no simple solution, a new form of assistance could help. An Essay by Henrik Enderlein more... Comment ]