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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

Thinking Europe Forward

25 Years Treaty of Maastricht

25 years have passed since the signing of Maastricht Treaty and the establishment of the European Union. On the occasion of this special anniversary, the European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the University of Maastricht organized the conference “Thinking Europe Forward”. Numerous students, political and academic representatives attended the event in order to discuss the EU’s founding pillars erected in 1992 and to debate concepts for a European future. more…

Johanna Fleger | Event Reports | October 5, 2017