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Continuity and Reliability in uncertain times

14. Deutsch-Niederländisch-Belgisches Treffen zu europäischen Fragen am 9. und 10. Juni 2017 in St. Gerlach

The European Union is currently facing many internal as well as external challenges. These range from the beginning Brexit negotiations on the ongoing economic and financial crisis in the Eurozone up to the increased danger of terror. In addition, the year 2017 is dominated by elections in many EU Member States, where the established parties are increasingly competing with populist trends. more…

Lucas Schramm | Event Reports | June 16, 2017


Europe needs digital skills

Digital transformation is changing the way business operates. The automatization of processes and the emergence of Internet-powered services affect the way we work. Digital skills not only are a requirement to safe and create jobs, but businesses in all sectors and of all sizes also need tech-savvy people to compete and innovate. more…

Lucas Schramm | Event Reports | June 14, 2017

EU and the Western Balkans

Addressing together challenges and using opportunities

More than 14 years after the Thessaloniki Agenda in which European heads of state and government stated that the future of the Balkans is within the European Union, most of the countries of south-eastern Europe find themselves in an increasingly uncertain situation: Progress in good governance and the rule of law has been deficient; economic development is uneven; ethnic tensions are growing. more…

Lucas Schramm | Event Reports | June 13, 2017

NATO and the future of European security and defense policy

Panel Discussion on recent NATO summit

NATO as well as the European Union currently is facing various challenges and threats. Some of them are different, as these two organisations are different bodies with different aims. more…

Lucas Schramm | Event Reports | June 12, 2017

Von der Montanunion zur Industrie 4.0

Perspektiven europäischer Wirtschaftspolitik

More than 70 years ago, the European integration process began with a revolutionary idea: the coalition of the coal and steel industry within the framework of the Montanunion. Although this step has been primarily aimed at political objectives, it also provides the backdrop for an in depth economic cooperation in Europe. more…

Lucas Schramm | Event Reports | June 8, 2017