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Pakistan: Opportunities and threats to the development of a pluralistic society

The European Office in Brussels had the honor to have the Archbishop of Lahore, Msgr. Sebastian Shaw, as a guest and speaker for a breakfast briefing. He enlightened the audience with a historical background about Christians living in Pakistan and proposed suggestions how the institutions of the European Union could play a more significant role in Pakistan in order to improve the current situation of Pakistani Christians. The Excellency was accompanied by Mark von Riedemann and Marcela Szymanski, two representatives of our partner organization Aid to the Church in Need. more…

Tina Mercep | Event Reports | June 29, 2016

Referendum in the Netherlands

On 6 April the Netherlands will be holding a referendum on the EU Association Agreement with Ukraine. The latest polls are showing a small lead for the opponents of the Agreement, but many voters remain undecided. While opponents of the Agreement are driven by Euroscepticism and political disaffection, many observers are warning that the referendum could send a negative political signal on the European Union and Ukraine's European path. more…

Oliver Morwinsky, Moritz Junginger | Country Reports | April 1, 2016

Association Agreement between EU and Ukraine

Press Conference

“Are you for or against the Approval Act of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine?” more…

Event Reports | March 24, 2016

The Digital Transformation of Transatlantic Trade

KAS-Google-Workshop on 9 December 2015

In early December, trade experts met at the European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Brussels in order to discuss the most relevant developments in transatlantic data exchange and recent developments in the new digital economy. more…

Kai Zenner | Event Reports | January 7, 2016

The EU’s domestic and international challenges

An International Brainstorming Workshop With Experts On European Policy

This paper presents the main results of the discussions, which took place before the terrorist attacks in November 2015 in Paris and hence did not focus on security issues within the EU or counterterrorism. It also includes some options for European and national policymaking in the next months. more…

Stefan Beierl, Céline-Agathe Caro | Event Reports | December 21, 2015