The Stephen Bannon Project: Searching in Europe for Glory Days Gone By

The Stephen Bannon Project: Searching in Europe for Glory Days Gone By

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 29, 2018

It used to be that Europeans would head to the New World on the search for a new start. Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon, though, has made the journey in reverse. Contrary to his grand plans, however, he's not making much progress. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Untethered in Italy: Salvini Pushes Country to the Precipice

Untethered in Italy: Salvini Pushes Country to the Precipice

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 16, 2018

With the approval of his partners in government, Italy's Matteo Salvini is lambasting the EU, foreigners and the press while at the same time quoting a fascist dictator. A tragedy with potentially wide-reaching consequences is unfolding at the heart of Europe. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]


Far-Right Populism: How the Alternative for Germany Has Transformed the Country

Far-Right Populism: How the Alternative for Germany Has Transformed the Country

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 21, 2018

Founded only five years ago, the Alternative for Germany has grown from a marginal party to a game-changer in federal and state politics -- and become ever more radical. Is it a testament to the strength of German democracy, or a threat to it? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: 'Why Does Everything I Do Get So Overblown?'

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: 'Why Does Everything I Do Get So Overblown?'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 07, 2018

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, 32, talks about his goals as holder of the rotating European Council presidency, the fight against illegal immigration and his relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Interview Conducted By Peter Müller and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]


Return of the Ugly German? The Riots in Chemnitz and Their Aftermath

Return of the Ugly German? The Riots in Chemnitz and Their Aftermath

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2018

In Chemnitz, refugees find themselves under threat by neo-Nazis and hooligans. Politicians have pledged to take a hard line against right-wing extremist violence, but they look helpless nonetheless. Meanwhile, the right wing seems to have the upper hand in Saxony. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Chemnitz Riots: Right-Wing Mob Wreaks Havoc on German City

The Chemnitz Riots: Right-Wing Mob Wreaks Havoc on German City

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 28, 2018

For the second straight day, right-wing extremists took control of the streets in the eastern German city of Chemnitz as the police lacked sufficient personnel to stop them. Hitler greetings were in no short supply. By Raphael Thelen in Chemnitz, Germany more... Comment ]


Hibernation: How Europe Can Survive the Trump Era

Hibernation: How Europe Can Survive the Trump Era

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 20, 2018

Explosive narcissism and vulgar capitalism: It is impossible to engage in politics with this U.S. president. Europe should resist the temptation to fixate on Donald Trump and instead pursue its own goals. That's the lesson of a deeply disorienting week. An Essay by Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]

Interview with Madeleine Albright: 'I Am an Optimist Who Worries A Lot'

Interview with Madeleine Albright: 'I Am an Optimist Who Worries A Lot'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 11, 2018

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, 81, is concerned about the possibility of a new rise of fascism in the world. But she remains confident in the strength of liberal democracy and its institutions. Interview by Christoph Scheuermann more... 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

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 09, 2018

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 ]

Fixing the Euro: The Time to Act Is Now

Fixing the Euro: The Time to Act Is Now

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 06, 2018

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 ]