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Currency Cold War:Donald Trump's Dangerous Game

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 14, 2018

Despite a booming economy, U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for a weaker dollar, a move that threatens to jeopardize Europe's fragile economic upswing. There's very little the European Central Bank can do to fight back. By Tim Bartz and Martin Hessemore...[ Comment ]

Lady In Black:The German Woman at the Center of the Manafort Case

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 09, 2018

A German national appears prominently in the investigation into the possible Russian contacts made by Donald Trump's associates. Did she serve as the strawman for illegal lobbying in the United States? By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch and Jörg Schmittmore...[ Comment ]

Abandoning the Kurds:What the Turkish Invasion Means for Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 02, 2018

By invading Afrin, one of the last unscathed regions in Syria, Turkey is trying to prevent the creation of a Kurdish state. The U.S. is looking on powerlessly while Russia is rubbing its hands in glee. Ultimately, the true winner might be Bashar Assad. By Christian Esch, Maximilian Popp, Christoph Reuter and Christoph Scheuermannmore...[ Comment ]

The Blight House:Trump's Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 16, 2018

More controversy than usual has been swirling around the White House, with Donald Trump losing his temper over a book accusing him of being an ignorant, TV-addicted narcissist. The bad news, though, is that he's not going away anytime soon. By Christoph Scheuermannmore...[ Comment ]

U.S. Economy:Trump Tax Plan Worries Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 08, 2017

Trump is hoping that his tax reform will make the United States a more attractive place to do business. Germany and the rest of Europe, though, could emerge as the losers. An Analysis by Christian Reiermannmore...[ Comment ]

The Undrained Swamp:Trump's Washington, One Year On

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 08, 2017

It has been one year since Donald Trump was elected to the White House, but the mutual hatred between the president and Washington D.C. has not dissipated. And the city has refused to back down to the Trumpian bluster. By Christoph Scheuermannmore...[ Comment ]

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Brown Coal, Fool's Gold:Can Germany Break Its Lignite Habit?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 22, 2017

Can Germany finally turn its back on brown coal? It will have to in order to reach its CO2 reduction pledges. But lignite is a reliable source of cheap energy and provides lots of jobs in economically fragile regions. By Benedikt Becker, Frank Dohmen, Gerald Traufetter and Steffen Wintermore...[ Comment ]

Hot Air in Germany:Coalition Talks Stalling on Climate Targets

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 03, 2017

Germany is way behind on its emissions reduction goals, but coalition talks currently underway in Berlin aren't likely to help. Instead of embracing the shift to renewables as an economic opportunity, wariness of future technologies remains. By Frank Dohmen and Gerald Traufettermore...[ Comment ]

Gone With the Wind:Weak Returns Cripple German Renewables

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 30, 2014

Investments in renewable energy were supposed to be a sure thing, with wind park operators promising annual returns of up to 20 percent. More often than not, however, such pledges have been illusory -- and many investors have lost their principal to boot. By Gunther Latsch, Anne Seith and Gerald Traufettermore...[ Comment ]

Hydropower Struggle:Dams Threaten Europe's Last Wild Rivers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 17, 2014

Europe's last remaining wild rivers flow through the Balkans, providing stunning scenery and habitat to myriad plants and animals. But hundreds of dam projects threaten to do irreparable harm to the region's unique biospheres -- to provide much needed electricity to the people who live there. By Philip Bethgemore...[ Comment ]

Green Fade-Out:Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 15, 2014

The EU's reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for fracking -- jeopardizing Germany's touted energy revolution in the process. By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brusselsmore...[ Comment ]

Climate Summit Trap:Capitalism's March toward Global Collapse

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 06, 2013

The Warsaw conference demonstrated that the "climate summit" model is broken and, more importantly, that capitalism itself is driving us to the brink. Protests are not the solution -- it's time to fight the system using its own weapons. An Essay by Harald Welzermore...[ Comment ]

Climate Conference:Doubts Emerge Over Germany's Leadership 

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 19, 2013

Renewable energy experts worry that support will fade for climate-related policies in Berlin with the inauguration of the planned new grand coalition government. The UN climate conference and NGOs are responding with pressure on Germany to send a signal that the country is still a leader. By Joel Stoningtonmore...[ Comment ]

Energy Referendum:Public Buy-Back of Berlin Grid Fails

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 04, 2013

An attempt to buy Berlin's energy grid from the Swedish mega firm Vattenfall fell short at the polls on Sunday. Activists argued the company isn't doing enough to foster green energy, while opponents questioned the logistical advantages of a change. more...[ Comment ]

Reality Check:Germany's Defective Green Energy Game Plan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 25, 2013

Germany pretends to be a pioneer in the green revolution. But its massively expensive Energiewende has done nothing to make the environment cleaner or encourage genuine efficiency. One writer argues: Either do it right, or don't do it at all. A Commentary By Alexander Neubachermore...[ Comment ]

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