Country Reports

Helmut Kohl, former Federal Chancellor and Honorary Citizen of Europe

His work and legacy for a united Europe

In cooperation with the Representation of the State Hessen tothe European Union, the European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized a discussion on "Helmut Kohl, former German Chancellor and honorary citizens of the EU - his work and his legacy for the united Europe". As honorary guest and long-time companion, Dr. Theo Waigel, former Minister of Finance, gave an impulse. more…

Dr. Hardy Ostry, Johanna Fleger | October 13, 2017

Importance acknowledged, but no concrete answers

Digital Summit in Tallinn

The European Council Summit on 29 September 2017 in Tallinn focused on the topic of digitization, a core concern of Estonia, which now heads the EU Council Presidency. more…

Mathias Koch | October 2, 2017

Europe in the Turnout: Meeting poweful challenges

European Council Summit of 22nd and 23rd of June 2017

There were important, but not unexpected, decisions on the topics of security and migration that were most recently discussed. The European Council called on the Internet industry to work more strongly against extremist content, agreed on common military structures and called for the creation of a complete list of safe third countries. Further topics were: international, fixing the criteria and the process for the change of location of two European agencies, the topic of economics, and the future issue of a digital Europe. more…

Oliver Morwinsky, Kai Zenner, Dr. Hardy Ostry | June 24, 2017

The Belgian Federalism

A model with future?

Belgium in general, is considered to be difficult to govern. For many observers, the kingdom is de facto divided into the Dutch-speaking, economically strong Flanders in the north and the French-speaking, economically rather weak Wallonia in the south. In addition, there is a small German-speaking minority in the east of the country. more…

Dr. Hardy Ostry, Oliver Morwinsky, Lucas Schramm | June 1, 2017

Blueprint for the Brexit negotiations

Ein Signal der Geschlossenheit der EU-27

At a special summit held in Brussels on 29 April 2017, Heads of State and Government of the EU-27 agreed to the guidelines for the forthcoming dealings with Great Britain. more…

Dr. Hardy Ostry, Lucas Schramm, Kai Zenner | May 4, 2017


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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is represented with its own office in around 70 countries on five continents. The foreign employees can give first-hand reports on current happenings and long-term developments in their respective countries. Their "country reports" offer visitors to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts.