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November 11, 2013

State of Europe with Herman Van Rompuy

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

24 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy expressed his concerns over the challenges Europe is facing today. more…

October 11, 2013
f.l.t.r. Thomas Schneider, KAS; Kristiina Tammoja, KAS; Sveta Pääru, KAS; Urmas Reinsalu, Minister for Defence of Estonia and Chairman of IRL

25th anniversary of the Estonian National Intependence Party

More than 300 guests from all over Estonia gathered on Oct 28, 2013 in the Concert Hall Estonia in Tallinn, to attend the 25th anniversary conference of the founding of the Estonian National Independence Party (ENIP). Among others, in the course of the conference, Urmas Reinsalu, Defence Minister of Estonia and Chairman of the IRL, informed himself at the info desk of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

June 17, 2013
Chancellor Ms Dr Angela Merkel together with Mr Dr Hans-Gert Poettering

Hans-Gert Pöttering was re-elected as Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation confirmed the former President of the European Parliament Dr. Hans-Gert-Pöttering (MEP) as Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation on 14th June, 2013 in Berlin. Pöttering has held his rank since 1st January 2010. “The unjustified sentence of two of our colleagues by the Egyptian court was a big shock. This will not stop the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation from promoting its partners in the building of democratic structures and the rules of law”, said Pöttering.

May 24, 2013
Primeminister Stanislaw Tillich MdL together with the Team of the KAS Tallinn.

20 years anniversary in Estonia

Saxon Prime Minister congratulates for achievements

Within the framework of a visit to Estonia, the CDU Parliamentary Group of Saxony and the Saxon Prime minister Stanislaw Tillich met the team of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. in Tallinn. The Saxon Head of Government congratulated the KAS for its achievements in the last 20 years and wishes continued success in its future work. The KAS Estonia office has been established in 1993 and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013.

May 17, 2013

Christianity as a compass of values in Europe

Hans-Gert Pöttering, member and former President of the European Parliament as well as chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung comments in an interview with Eesti Päevaleht the role of Christianity in value-based policy in Europe (in Estonian). Read more: more…

February 24, 2013
Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Hans-Gert Pöttering


KAS-Chairman received the “Cross of Terra Mariana” first class at 95. anniversary of the republic of Estonia. He got the award for his merits as long-time supporter of Estonian efforts to become a member in the EU. The conferment by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, president of Estonia, took place at the weekend at castle Kadriorg in Tallinn. It is the highest Estonian award- established in 1995 on occasion of the regained independence- that can be given to foreign citizens.

February 23, 2013
Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering meets with Ene Ergma MP, speaker of Estonian parliament

Meeting with speaker of parliament

Estonia in Europe from a parliamentary perspective

In the context of his visit in Estonia Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering MdEP, chairman of Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation e.V. and former president of European Parliament, met Ene Ergma MP, president of Estonian Riigikogu(parliament). Against the background of long lasting good relations they discussed current Europe-political challenges. Special interest applies to the middle-term financial planning of the EU and to the EU-Russia-relations.

February 8, 2013
Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering MEP, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Conference "The Soul of Europe"

Broad attendance at debate on European values

At the invitation of Tunne Kelam MEP, former President of the European Parliament Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering MEP visited Tallinn on 08 February 2013 and gave a speech for a broad public of experts. He pointed out the positive trends and solidarity towards others within and beyond the EU; furthermore, he underlined the importance of Social Market Economy and highlighted the principle of subsidiarity. According to him the aforementioned has to reflect the triad of hometown, nation and Europe.

February 2, 2013
Invitation to the international conference "The Soul of Europe"

The Soul of Europe

Invitation to the International Conference

With beginning of the “European Year of the Citizens” we invite together with Tunne Kelam MEP, the “Pro Patria Institute” and the “Robert Schuman Foundation” to an international conference “The soul of Europe” in Tallinn. We wanna discuss European values in the context of different policy areas, namely a social, economic and political dimension. Main speaker is Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering MEP, former president of the European Parliament and chairman of KAS. Registration:

January 26, 2013

Information stand on KAS activities in Estonia

At the sidelines of the last congress of the IRL youth organization Isamaa ja Respublica Liit Noored the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) presented its program and publications on social policy in Estonia; in fact, cooperation with the young generation is one focus of the foundation. Image: Kristiina Tammoja, KAS Estonia, together with Sirle Rosenfeldt, newly elected chairwoman of IRL Noored.