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- Germany Sees Tidal Shift in Sentiment Toward Atomic Energyam 12. August 2022 um 14:03
According to a new survey from DER SPIEGEL, three quarters of all Germans want to continue the operations of Germany's remaining nuclear power plants, throwing into question the country's much-touted plan to phase out nuclear energy. Is the country about to make a U-turn on the issue?
- The Energy Shock: Germany Plans for a Winter without Gas from Russiaam 29. Juli 2022 um 16:52
Vladimir Putin is toying with Germans by further reducing gas flows from Russia. Companies are worrying about a potential financial abyss as politicians do what they can to prevent the worst this winter.
- Energy Crisis Tracker: Real-Time Statistics on Europe's Gas Suppliesam 26. Juli 2022 um 14:37
Gas supplies are flowing to Germany from Russia again after maintenance on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, but how well filled are the country's gas storage facilities? Is the country successfully reducing its reliance on Moscow? You can follow the data with our live tracker.
- From Inflation to Recession: Is Germany's Prosperity at Risk?am 5. Juli 2022 um 14:23
Germany is facing a deep crisis, with inflation is reaching record levels and recession on the horizon. Even the middle class has begun to feel the pain.
- German Economy Minister on the Gas Shortage: "There Is a Black Hat, and Putin Is Wearing It"am 24. Juni 2022 um 12:40
Germany is facing a potentially difficult winter due to natural gas shortages. In an interview, German Economy Minister Robert Habeck talks about what Putin is trying to achieve and how Germany is seeking to dull the effects.
- Spotlight on Germany's Colonial Past: When Can Ngonnso Return Home?am 23. Juni 2022 um 16:55
The Ethnological Museum in Berlin is home to a statue called Ngonnso, taken from her home by German colonialists at the beginning of the 20th century. A tribe in Cameroon has been demanding her return for decades. And now, they may finally be granted their wish.
- Olaf Scholz and Ukraine: Why Has Germany Been So Slow to Deliver Weapons?am 3. Juni 2022 um 16:04
Half of all Germans – not to mention numerous allied nations – believe the German chancellor could be doing more to help Ukraine. Why has Olaf Scholz's government been so hesitant?
- COVID-19: A Look at the Worst Mistakes Made in the Coronavirus Pandemicam 20. Mai 2022 um 16:18
From the tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths, to neglected children and a helpless vaccination campaign, German politicians deserve poor marks in many aspects of the coronavirus pandemic. Experts look back at the worst mistakes made and offer advice for the autumn.
- Scandal at Germany's Leading Jewish College: A "Toxic Environment" and Allegations of Sexual Misconductam 20. Mai 2022 um 12:54
Accusations of sexual harassment have rocked Germany's leading rabbinical training center. The allegations have shined the spotlight on one of the country's most influential Jewish officials.
- Bogus Deals Involving Russian Property: Did a Berlin Dentist Swindle Moscow Out of Millions?am 18. Mai 2022 um 8:05
A dentist and his Ukrainian mistress allegedly used forged Kremlin powers of attorney to sell Russian government-owned properties worth millions. Investigators, intelligence services and diplomats are now puzzling over the bizarre case.
- German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock: "There Are Moments When I Am Also Unsure"am 6. Mai 2022 um 15:56
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock of the Green Party had been hoping to pursue a feminist foreign policy. Now, she has become a proponent of weapons deliveries to Ukraine. In an interview, she explains how those two things are not mutually exclusive.
- Germany's Greens Have Transformed in the Face of Russia's Waram 6. Mai 2022 um 9:34
The Greens have long been regarded as peace-loving idealists. They are now among the loudest voices calling for heavy weapons to be delivered to Ukraine and have placed considerable pressure on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to do so. The pacifists of yore have gone quiet and now the talk is of […]
- An FAQ for Ukrainian Refugees: What You Need To Know To Study at a German Universityam 3. Mai 2022 um 13:16
Navigating proof of language skills, student loans and the Bologna Process: We've gathered some helpful tips for young refugees from Ukraine who want to study at German universities.
- Bonn-Moscow Ties: Newly Released Documents Shed Fresh Light on NATO's Eastward Expansionam 3. Mai 2022 um 9:32
In 1991, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl wanted to prevent the eastward expansion of NATO and Ukrainian independence, according to newly released files from the archive of the German Foreign Ministry. Was he trying to assuage Moscow?
- Support for Kyiv: Germany Expected to Announce Tank Deliveries to Ukraineam 26. April 2022 um 10:19
The German government is expected to announce on Tuesday that it will deliver "Gepard" tanks to Ukraine, DER SPIEGEL has learned. The move comes amid growing calls in parliament to send heavy weapon systems to Kyiv in response to criticism that Berlin has been too hesitant in helping.
- It's Time for Scholz To Stand Up To Russian Aggressionam 22. April 2022 um 19:08
Criticism of Olaf Scholz's handling of the war in Ukraine and his refusal to supply heavy weapons refuses to die down, and he is plummeting in the polls. Is the Social Democrat the right chancellor for times like these?
- Interview with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz: "There Cannot Be a Nuclear War"am 22. April 2022 um 13:26
In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz discusses arms deliveries to Ukraine and growing calls for Berlin to supply heavy weapons. He also talks about why he has been hesitant to act in this crisis and addresses critical questions about his party's policies toward Russia in […]
- The Scholz Problem: Discontent Grows in Berlin over Chancellor's Ukraine Responseam 19. April 2022 um 18:52
Germany's chancellor is coming under increasing pressure for his restrained Ukraine policies – in Brussels, but also in Berlin. A revolt has even begun within his own coalition, with calls growing louder for the country to supply Kyiv with heavy weapons.
- Germany's New Leading Woman: Foreign Minister Baerbock Takes Advantage of Her Second Chanceam 13. April 2022 um 8:41
Following a run for the Chancellery mired with problems, the Green Party's Annalena Baerbock is now in the spotlight as foreign minister. She had hoped to establish a more feminist foreign policy, but is that possible in times of war?
- German President Steinmeier on the War in Ukraine: "I Still Hoped that Putin Possessed a Remnant of Rationality"am 12. April 2022 um 12:56
In a DER SPIEGEL interview, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier admits to having misjudged Russian President Vladimir Putin. He discusses his country's sanctions regime and how dramatically the invasion has changed European realities.
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