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Post-Wall Europe needs to become “Europe for all”

State of Europe with Herman Van Rompuy

24 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy expressed in Berlin his concerns over the challenges Europe is facing today. In front of 600 invited people at the Allianz Forum in Berlin, Van Rompuy warned against growing populism on the European continent and the rising of distrust. “Populism and nationalism cannot provide the answer to the challenges of our time”. more…

Event Reports | November 9, 2013

"The necessity of Europe"

The Konstantinos G. Karamanlis Foundation and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung jointly organized a special ceremony in memory of the late President of Greece, Konstantinos Karamanlis more…

Event Reports | October 15, 2013

The European External Action Service

A Difficult Start of an Innovative Institution

The European External Action Service has the potential to become an innovative foreign policy instrument and to strengthen Europe’s global role. Nevertheless, it has had a difficult start and is still struggling for recognition by other foreign policy actors. It has so far been unable to fulfil the high expectations placed upon it. This year’s evaluation of the EEAS offers an opportunity to improve upon the EEAS’ structure. more…

Olaf Wientzek | International Reports | September 18, 2013

„Tackling Poverty and Inequality in Europe“

On the 11th of July 2013, a panel discussion with Dirk Heilmann, Dagmar Schulze Heuling and Raymond Maes, moderated by Detlef Fechtner, took place. The topic focused on the recently published poverty reports of the European Commission and the Federal Republic of Germany. more…

Michael Herrmann | Event Reports | July 18, 2013

Summit of good news?

European Council meeting on 27 - 28 June 2013

Main topics of European Council meeting were short-term measures against the Economic and Financial Crisis: Fighting youth unemployment and financial support for the european economy. The full report is only avaiable in German. more…

Olaf Wientzek, Michael Herrmann | Country Reports | June 28, 2013