Bratwurst and Beer: German Football Struggles to Keep Up with Premier League Glitz

Bratwurst and Beer German Football Struggles to Keep Up with Premier League Glitz

Ahead of the Champions League matches between English and German teams, experts are gushing about the fantastic talent and marketing potential of the Premier League clubs. But why? The Bundesliga has much more to offer than just entertainment. By Hendrik Buchheister, Rafael Buschmann, Gerhard Pfeil, Christoph Winterbach and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

Vexed in Vittel: French Town Becomes a Focal Point in War over Water

Vexed in Vittel French Town Becomes a Focal Point in War over Water

A battle is brewing in Vittel over Nestlé. The groundwater is running low in the French spa town and the multinational conglomerate is fighting for its rights to the commodity -- and for its reputation. By Barbara Supp and Maurice Weiss (Photos) more...


Interview with Kenneth Clarke on Brexit: 'We Can't Carry On Being So Insane'

Interview with Kenneth Clarke on Brexit 'We Can't Carry On Being So Insane'

In an interview, former British government minister Kenneth Clarke, the longest-serving member of the House of Commons, discusses the destructive force of Brexit and the "fanatics" inside his own Conservative Party, who he believes are still seeking revenge against Margaret Thatcher. Interview Conducted By Jörg Schindler more...

Adieu Jean-Claude: Juncker's Reign Atop the EU Stumbles to a Close

Adieu Jean-Claude Juncker's Reign Atop the EU Stumbles to a Close

He has drawn fire for stroking a female colleagues' hair; he stumbled badly during a NATO dinner; right-wing populists have taken aim as European elections approach. How well is European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker really faring? By Peter Müller more...


Growing Inequality: How Brexit Distracted the UK From Its Real Problems

Growing Inequality How Brexit Distracted the UK From Its Real Problems

While British politicians expend all of their energies on Brexit, the country's already troubling levels of inequality have only gotten worse. This could have dramatic consequences for the UK's lawmakers and for its citizens. By Jörg Schindler more...

'More Work to Do': German Economy Prepares for No-Deal Brexit

'More Work to Do' German Economy Prepares for No-Deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit threatens to have a major impact on the European economy. Companies have long since begun making concrete preparations for an eventuality that is looking increasingly likely. By Tim Bartz, Dinah Deckstein, Simon Hage and Peter Müller more...


Britain's Brexit Dithering: It's Time to Let the UK Go

Britain's Brexit Dithering It's Time to Let the UK Go

With this week's vote in parliament, it's clear that the British aren't close to clarifying their future relationship with Europe, or even knowing what they want. It might be best if we let them figure that out on their own, outside the European Union. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Irreconcilable Differences: A Divided Britain Faces a No-Deal Brexit

Irreconcilable Differences A Divided Britain Faces a No-Deal Brexit

Can Britain still regain control? After weeks of power struggles and an historic parliamentary defeat for the prime minister, it is unclear if the UK can still agree on a Brexit deal. Or whether a no-deal departure has become inevitable. By Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


May's Brexit Debacle: Britain Finally Confronts Reality

May's Brexit Debacle Britain Finally Confronts Reality

Now that British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by parliament, it is time for the European Union to concentrate on preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Because a deal with the UK is not currently possible. A Commentary By Markus Becker more...