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Carbon Leakage: A serious threat or a loophole for industries?


Experts debated on one of the main points of contention in the political discussion about an EU ETS-reform: Carbon Leakage. Does it stand for a genuine threat for carbon- and trade-intensive sectors or is it overstated, permitting companies to escape constraints on greenhouse gas emissions? more…

Kai Zenner | Event Reports | July 10, 2015

The EU Emission Trading System (ETS) - Reform ahead

Joint event with the Cologne Institute for Economic Research

After the important deal on the future of ETS, experts met in the European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation for a panel discussion on ETS reforms organized in cooperation with the Cologne Institute for Economic Research. more…

Kai Zenner | Event Reports | May 15, 2015

A People’s Party Reinvented?

The Dutch Christian Democrats

After the Dutch Christian Democrats suffered setbacks in past elections by agreeing to political compromises with right-wing populist parties, they avoided a further loss of votes in the European elections in May. By re-orientation and a return to their political roots the Christian Democrats make a change of policy. more…

Olaf Wientzek | International Reports | July 25, 2014

The European Parliament as the “Driving Force” of the Common Security and Defence Policy

Over the past years, the European Parliament has consolidated its role as “driving force” for the Security and Defence Policy. It succeeded in advancing the parliamentarisation and contributed to the agenda setting, to new laws, as well as to the parliamentary monitoring: a retrospective on the seventh and an outlook for the upcoming legislature. more…

Gerrit F. Schlomach | International Reports | June 19, 2014

The European Labour Market - Success through Flexibility and Mobility

In this experts' workshop two studies of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Centre for European Studies on the "European Labour Market" will be presented and discussed. more…

Eva Majewski | Event Reports | November 25, 2013