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 ]

Crisis Redux: Italy Sends a Jolt Through Europe

Crisis Redux: Italy Sends a Jolt Through Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 01, 2018

Euro-skeptic Italian populists are posing a serious threat to the European Union. Following the drama over Greece and Brexit, the political situation in Rome could throw Europe into its next major existential crisis. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Will Populists Stall Europe? Italy's New Goverment Is Bad News for the Euro

Will Populists Stall Europe? Italy's New Goverment Is Bad News for the Euro

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 25, 2018

Two populist parties are set to take over the government reins in Italy and about the only thing they seem to agree on is their desire to spend huge amounts of money. That's bad news for Italian finances and terrible news for the eurozone. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Roman Reality Check: Italian Trumpism Is No Less Dangerous than the Original

Roman Reality Check: Italian Trumpism Is No Less Dangerous than the Original

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 25, 2018

Members of the European Union need to send a clear message to the new Italian government: We will not allow you to destroy the eurozone. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Michael Sauga more... Comment ]


World Press Freedom Day: Hungary's Attack on the Media Is Un-European

World Press Freedom Day: Hungary's Attack on the Media Is Un-European

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 03, 2018

A Hungarian newspaper with close ties to the government has published a black list of foreign correspondents. One of those on the list is SPIEGEL ONLINE reporter Keno Verseck. It's just one more example of the country's slide into authoritarianism. An Editorial By Barbara Hans more... Comment ]

Hungarian Elections: What Orbán's Third Win Could Mean for Europe

Hungarian Elections: What Orbán's Third Win Could Mean for Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 09, 2018

With his strong election victory on Sunday, Hungary's Viktor Orbán exceeded all expectations. What will the party's third win mean for Europe? By Keno Verseck more... Comment ]


Germany's New Hate Speech Law: Populists Fight for Their Right to Racism

Germany's New Hate Speech Law: Populists Fight for Their Right to Racism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 04, 2018

German right-wing populists are blasting a new law regulating hate postings on Twitter and Facebook, saying it destroys freedom of opinion in the country. But their tirades are misplaced. By Hussein Ahmad, Melanie Amann, Sven Röbel and Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Sebastian Kurz: 'I Definitely Have a Red Line'

SPIEGEL Interview with Sebastian Kurz: 'I Definitely Have a Red Line'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2017

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is set to take over the reins in Austria. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he speaks of a possible coalition with the right-wing FPÖ, about his hard-line stance on immigration and how age influences politics. Interview Conducted by Mathieu von Rohr, Markus Feldenkirchen and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]