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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

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