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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

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