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

Helmut Kohl, former Federal Chancellor and Honorary Citizen of Europe

His work and legacy for a united Europe

In cooperation with the Representation of the State Hessen tothe European Union, the European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized a discussion on "Helmut Kohl, former German Chancellor and honorary citizens of the EU - his work and his legacy for the united Europe". As honorary guest and long-time companion, Dr. Theo Waigel, former Minister of Finance, gave an impulse. more…

Dr. Hardy Ostry, Johanna Fleger | Country Reports | October 13, 2017