"Repair the roof while the sun is shining."

European Summit of the 14/15th December 2017

"We started repairing our roof. But we have to finish this job (...) as long as the sun is shining, " EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said this in his State of the Union speech in Strasbourg this year. The last European Council summit of the year on 14 and 15 December 2017 was under this star. more…

Dr. Hardy Ostry, Johanna Fleger, Oliver Morwinsky, Mathias Koch | Country Reports | December 18, 2017

The Vth AU-EU summit: a turning point for relations between Africa and Europe?

On 29th and 30th of November 2017 the 5th AU-EU Summit took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. 16 of the 28 EU Member States attended the summit, amongst them the German Chancellor Angela Merkel und French President Emmanuel Macron. For both countries Africa stands high on the political agenda, and the ad hoc initiative undertaken at the summit to address the modern slave trade in Libya highlights the joint concern but also the renewed Franco-German partner- and leadership. more…

Andrea Ellen Ostheimer | Country Reports | December 5, 2017



The internet and digital technologies are influencing our world. But there are still many barriers that deny access to goods and services and that limit dif-ferent actors to make use of the advantages of the new digital means. The European Union therefore aims to complement the Single Market in terms of digitalisation by creating a Digital Single Market. more…

Mathias Koch, Dr. Hardy Ostry | Event Reports | November 23, 2017

Sustainable Finance

How to trigger investments

Developments like the climate or the demographic change keep on challeng-ing political decision-makers, the econ-omy and citizens in their everyday work. more…

Dr. Hardy Ostry, Oliver Morwinsky | Event Reports | November 16, 2017

Financial and Banking Union and its importance for the completion of the EMU

On October 12th 2017, the latest session of the working group on the Eco-nomic and Monetary Union (EMU), organized jointly by the European Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Federal Association of German Industry (BDI) took place. he speakers (Daniel Gros, CEPS), Timo Löyttyniemi (SRB) and Oliver Schuster (Advisor to MEP Othmar Karas) discussed together with the audience the importance of the Financial and Banking Union with all of its implications. more…

Dr. Hardy Ostry, Oliver Morwinsky | Event Reports | October 19, 2017