International Reports

A People’s Party Reinvented?

After the Dutch Christian Democrats suffered setbacks in past elections by agreeing to political compromises with right-wing populist parties, they avoided a further loss of votes in the European elections in May. more…

International Reports

The European Parliament as the “Driving Force” of the Common Security and Defence Policy

It succeeded in advancing the parliamentarisation and contributed to the agenda setting, to new laws, as well as to the parliamentary monitoring: a retrospective on the seventh and an outlook for the upcoming legislature. more…

State of Europe with Herman Van Rompuy

Post-Wall Europe needs to become “Europe for all”

24 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy expressed his concerns over the challenges Europe is facing today. more…



The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is one of the political foundations of the Federal Republic of Germany. Through its activities and projects, the Foundation aims to actively and substantially contribute to international cooperation and understanding. Here we present the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and its activities in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.


Previous events

Jan. 27

How to save the Economic and Monetary Union?

BDI-KAS WWU series

Jan. 26

"Current antisemitism: something old and something new?’’

Jan. 26

Vocational Education and Training for Young People in Europe

Fostering mutual learning, forging the future together

Jan. 25

European Monetary Union-Challenges and Opportunities ahead


The Digital Transformation of Transatlantic Trade

KAS-Google-Workshop on 9 December 2015

In early December, trade experts met at the European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Brussels in order to discuss the most relevant developments in transatlantic data exchange and recent developments in the new [...] more…

The EU’s domestic and international challenges

An International Brainstorming Workshop With Experts On European Policy

This paper presents the main results of the discussions, which took place before the terrorist attacks in November 2015 in Paris and hence did not focus on security issues within the EU or counterterrorism. It also includes some [...] more…

Carbon Leakage: A serious threat or a loophole for industries?


Experts debated on one of the main points of contention in the political discussion about an EU ETS-reform: Carbon Leakage. Does it stand for a genuine threat for carbon- and trade-intensive sectors or is it overstated, [...] more…

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