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

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

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 18, 2018

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'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 15, 2018

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 ]


Trotz monatelanger Streiks: Frankreichs Parlament beschließt Bahnreform

Trotz monatelanger Streiks: Frankreichs Parlament beschließt Bahnreform

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 14, 2018

Der Widerstand gegen den Umbau der französischen Staatsbahn war heftig. Nun segnet das Parlament das Vorhaben ab - ein Erfolg für Präsident Macron. Gestreikt wird vorerst trotzdem weiter. mehr...

Rise of the Autocrats: Liberal Democracy Is Under Attack

Rise of the Autocrats: Liberal Democracy Is Under Attack

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 13, 2018

Autocratic leaders and wannabes, from Putin to Trump, are making political inroads around the world. In recent years, Western liberal democracy has failed to live up to some of its core promises, helping to fuel the current wave of illiberalism. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Trapped in the Past: Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

Trapped in the Past: Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 08, 2018

Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was being described as the new leader of the free world. But recently she has been having trouble getting her way even in Berlin and Europe. Her days of dominance appear to be over. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Korruptionsverdacht: Französische Justiz ermittelt gegen engen Macron-Mitarbeiter

Korruptionsverdacht: Französische Justiz ermittelt gegen engen Macron-Mitarbeiter

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2018

Der Stabschef des französischen Präsidenten Emmanuel Macron, Alexis Kohler, ist ins Visier der Ermittlungsbehörden geraten. Es soll unter anderem um den Vorwurf der Bestechlichkeit gehen. mehr...


Iran Crisis: Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France

Iran Crisis: Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 18, 2018

Donald Trump's move to withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran should have pulled the European Union together, but Angela Merkel has instead chosen to appease the U.S. president. Criticism of her stance is mounting in Brussels and Berlin. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Exit from Iran Deal: Trump Strikes a Deep Blow to Trans-Atlantic Ties

Exit from Iran Deal: Trump Strikes a Deep Blow to Trans-Atlantic Ties

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2018

With his decision to blow up the Iran deal, U.S. President Donald Trump has thrown Europe into uncertainty and anxiety -- and raised the specter of a new war in the Middle East. One thing is certain: the trans-Atlantic relationship has been seriously damaged. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Ultimatum: Europe's Last Ditch Effort to Save Iran Deal

The Ultimatum: Europe's Last Ditch Effort to Save Iran Deal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 04, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran and he has until May 12 to make a decision. If he follows through, it could mean war in the Middle East. But the Europeans are trying to prevent it. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

From Paris with Love: Inside Macron's Bromance with Trump

From Paris with Love: Inside Macron's Bromance with Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 27, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to the U.S. put his affection for President Donald Trump on full display. The trip was good for the Macron brand and it didn't hurt Trump either. But are there any benefits for the rest of the world? By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

The Macron Dilemma: Why Merkel Must Act on Paris' Eurozone Reform Proposals

The Macron Dilemma: Why Merkel Must Act on Paris' Eurozone Reform Proposals

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 27, 2018

Germany has been sitting on eurozone-reform proposals from French President Emmanuel Macron for months. If Berlin doesn't act soon, a historical opportunity may go to waste. And that could spell doom for the common currency. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Michael Sauga more... Comment ]