DER SPIEGEL is Germany`s leading news magazine and the largest in Europe. It is politically independent, being answerable to no one but itself and its readers, and it is not associated with any political party or business group. In Germany, DER SPIEGEL is considered synonymous with "investigative journalism"; it is characterized by thorough research and dependable quality.
The company has used its SPIEGEL trade name since 1947 and is the registered owner of numerous "SPIEGEL" and "DER SPIEGEL" trademarks, legally protected, in all member states of the European Union, inter alia.
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