Country Reports

The Vth AU-EU summit: a turning point for relations between Africa and Europe?

On 29th and 30th of November 2017 the 5th AU-EU Summit took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. 16 of the 28 EU Member States attended the summit, amongst them the German Chancellor Angela Merkel und French President Emmanuel Macron. For both countries Africa stands high on the political agenda, and the ad hoc initiative undertaken at the summit to address the modern slave trade in Libya highlights the joint concern but also the renewed Franco-German partner- and leadership. more…

Andrea Ellen Ostheimer | December 5, 2017

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


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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.