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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

HIGH AWARD FOR 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: kaja.villem@irl.ee

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.

December 2, 2012
Interview with Lars Kluge, mayor of Großen Kreisstadt Hohenstein-Ernstthal

Regional customs are important for identity in Europe

At the first weekend of Advent, Lars Kluge, Lord Mayor of Hohenstein-Ernstthal, and Thea Karin spoke about Christmas customs. “Mining parades, songs, pastries, and Christmas decorations have evolved in my region and are carefully upheld until today. This gives us a unique position in tourism, we gladly welcome many visitors each year. Even more, our regional customs are important for our identity and not just for us in the Erzgebirge mountains, identity is important everywhere”, explains Kluge.

November 21, 2012
Malle Ploovits, Head of German Cultural Institute Tartu (right), togehther with Thomas Schneider, Head of the Project Estonia of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

German Cultural Institute Tartu a partner for the German-Estonian relations

In frame of the German-Estonian Week, held from 18 to 22.11.2012 at the University of Tartu, it came to the debate with the German Cultural Institute of Tartu and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Estonia. Malle Ploovits, Head of the Institute, pointed to the importance of German culture in Estonia's history, but also for the future of Estonia. German-Estonian relations are not only culturally but also economically important for the development of Estonia.

November 7, 2012
Exchange of ideas during the event

III. Future Forum Estonia

Estonia´s energy policy perspectives and challenges

Juhan Parts, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications, spoke on 06.11.2012 within the framework of the III. Future Forum Estonia about Estonia’s energy policy perspectives in a group of experts from government, business, media and church. A broad discussion on the compatibility of sustainability, energy security and competitive and consumer-friendly energy prices followed the speech of the former Estonian Prime Minister and long-time cabinet member of the Government of Estonia.