End of an Era: Surveying the Ruins of Merkelism

End of an Era Surveying the Ruins of Merkelism

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. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]

2016 Berlin Christmas Market Attack: Terror Survivors Feel Abandoned by German Authorities

2016 Berlin Christmas Market Attack Terror Survivors Feel Abandoned by German Authorities

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. By Britta Stuff and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more...


Patchwork Solution: An End to Berlin's Neverending Airport Fiasco?

Patchwork Solution An End to Berlin's Neverending Airport Fiasco?

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. By Gerald Traufetter and Andreas Wassermann more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Martin Schulz: 'I'm Made of Stern Stuff'

SPIEGEL Interview with Martin Schulz 'I'm Made of Stern Stuff'

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. Interview Conducted by Markus Feldenkirchen and Veit Medick more... Comment ]


Germany's Fate: The Dispiriting Prospect of a New Grand Coalition

Germany's Fate The Dispiriting Prospect of a New Grand Coalition

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 more... Comment ]

Germany, Democracy and the World: The End of the End of History

Germany, Democracy and the World The End of the End of History

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. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]


Collapse: Germany Seeks to Pick Up the Pieces

Collapse Germany Seeks to Pick Up the Pieces

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 more... Comment ]

Coalition Talks Collapse: Germany Wins, Merkel Loses

Coalition Talks Collapse Germany Wins, Merkel Loses

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. A Commentary by Ullrich Fichtner more... Comment ]


German Meltdown: Everyone Loses in Coalition Collapse

German Meltdown Everyone Loses in Coalition Collapse

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. A Commentary by Philipp Wittrock more... Comment ]

Collapsed Coalition Talks: What's Next for Merkel and Germany?

Collapsed Coalition Talks What's Next for Merkel and Germany?

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? By Severin Weiland more... Comment ]