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Europe in the Turnout: Meeting poweful challenges

European Council Summit of 22nd and 23rd of June 2017

There were important, but not unexpected, decisions on the topics of security and migration that were most recently discussed. The European Council called on the Internet industry to work more strongly against extremist content, agreed on common military structures and called for the creation of a complete list of safe third countries. Further topics were: international, fixing the criteria and the process for the change of location of two European agencies, the topic of economics, and the future issue of a digital Europe. more…

Oliver Morwinsky, Kai Zenner, Dr. Hardy Ostry | Country Reports | June 24, 2017

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes: more…

June 17, 2017

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

'THINK DIGITAL!' EVENT SERIES

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