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Flirting with Disaster: Brexit Vote Moves Britain Closer to the Brink

Flirting with Disaster: Brexit Vote Moves Britain Closer to the Brink

March 13, 2019, 06:18 PM

The British parliament voted Tuesday to obstruct one of the last remaining ways to an orderly Brexit. This is partly due to the intransigence of members of parliament, and partly due to Prime Minister Theresa May's hamfisted negotiating tactics. By Jörg Schindler more...


Risk of No Deal Brexit Grows 'Significantly': EU Politicians Believe Withdrawal Agreement Is Dead

Risk of No Deal Brexit Grows 'Significantly': EU Politicians Believe Withdrawal Agreement Is Dead

March 13, 2019, 12:53 PM

Many in Brussels have reacted with frustration, anger and disappointment following British parliament's second vote against the withdrawal deal negotiated between Theresa May and the EU. They say there is no room left for compromise with London. By Markus Becker in Strasbourg more...

Morals vs. Pragmatism: German Ban on Arms Exports to Saudis Spurs Pushback

Morals vs. Pragmatism: German Ban on Arms Exports to Saudis Spurs Pushback

March 06, 2019, 06:32 PM

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 more...


Interview with EPP Lead Candidate Manfred Weber: 'Viktor Orbán Is Following the Wrong Political Path'

Interview with EPP Lead Candidate Manfred Weber: 'Viktor Orbán Is Following the Wrong Political Path'

March 01, 2019, 07:12 PM

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 Orbán, he has a populist firebrand in his own ranks. Interview Conducted by Melanie Amann and Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Ivan Rogers on Brexit: "What Surprises Me Is the Extent of the Mess"

Ivan Rogers on Brexit: "What Surprises Me Is the Extent of the Mess"

March 01, 2019, 06:03 PM

As the UK ambassador to the European Union, Ivan Rogers had a front-row seat as Brexit negotiations got underway. In an interview, he speaks with DER SPIEGEL about the mistakes made in London and the huge challenges that remain. Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


Football Leaks: Man City Accused of Using Shadow Firms to Flout Rules

Football Leaks: Man City Accused of Using Shadow Firms to Flout Rules

March 01, 2019, 06:02 PM

Football Leaks documents outline how Manchester City's owners may have used a surreptitious company in the Cayman Islands to conceal a player investment fund. The team has been accused of violating UEFA spending rules. By Rafael Buschmann and Christoph Winterbach more... Comment ]

Ukrainian Presidential Election: Yulia Tymoshenko Attempts a Comeback

Ukrainian Presidential Election: Yulia Tymoshenko Attempts a Comeback

February 28, 2019, 11:06 AM

Yulia Tymoshenko was once Europe's best-known political prisoner. Now, five years after the revolution in Ukraine, she is hoping to win the country's presidential election. Is she too rooted in the old system to win? By Christian Esch more... Comment ]


Electric Dreams: Porsche's Quest to Make Eco-Friendly Sports Cars

Electric Dreams: Porsche's Quest to Make Eco-Friendly Sports Cars

February 27, 2019, 01:16 PM

Porsche is trying to reinvent itself in the wake of Germany's diesel-emissions scandal by turning itself into an environmentally friendly sports-car company. It's a billion-euro bet with enormous possibilities -- and enormous risk. By Frank Dohmen and Simon Hage more... Comment ]

Totally Unbiased? Possible Conflict of Interest Dogs Football Leaks Probe

Totally Unbiased? Possible Conflict of Interest Dogs Football Leaks Probe

February 26, 2019, 05:09 PM

A potential conflict of interest is hampering proceedings by European prosecutors who are looking into the Football Leaks data trove. Revelations about a Portuguese official raise questions about whether the whistleblower in the case can expect a fair trial in Portugal. By Rafael Buschmann, Nicola Naber and Michael Wulzinger more...


Increasing Anti-Semitism: Macron Struggles to Contain Rising Hate Crimes

Increasing Anti-Semitism: Macron Struggles to Contain Rising Hate Crimes

February 26, 2019, 11:19 AM

Amid a stunning increase in anti-Semitic violence in the past year, France is debating whether the yellow vest protests are to blame. President Emmanuel Macron is trying to tackle the problem, but hatred and indignation are rampant in the country. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]