Publications

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes: more…

June 17, 2017

The Crisis in Ukraine: An Estonian Perspective

AN ABSTRACT OF THE ESTONIAN SOCIO-ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL OUTLOOK AS A RESULT OF THE UKRAINIAN CRISIS.

While the two former Soviet republics are geographically located rather far apart on continental Europe, the crisis in Ukraine has a much greater effect on the Baltic state of Estonia than one would have originally assumed. The narrative of the so-called “artificial” internal Ukrainian boundary drawn up in 1945 that divides the country into a “European-influenced West” and a “Russian-influenced East” permeating European media since Maidan is also reflected in Estonia, which has a significant Russian-speaking minority of its own. more…

Country Reports | March 23, 2015

Russian Minority in Estonia

SOCIAL CO-EXISTENCE, EDUCATIONAL TRANSFORMATION AND THE LABOUR MARKET

The role and influence of significant Russian minorities in Europe came to the fore during the current crisis in Eastern Ukraine and the Russian annexation of Crimea. Russian minorities and their discontent, as well as so-called “pro-Russian separatists”, have repeatedly been addressed by Moscow, and the Russian majority of Crimea’s population served as an official justification for its incorporation into the Russian Federation. more…

Thomas Schneider | Country Reports | March 23, 2015

Estonia’s view to the west

Results and Implications of the 13th Estonian Parliamentary Elections

Estonia continues its consequent orientation to the West, being resembled by commitment to both EU and NATO, also after the parliamentary elections of 1 March 2015. In times of geopolitical and economic tension, Estonians have chosen continuity. Furthermore, the election results indicate a transition in terms of party system composition and the national conservative IRL is to face political challenges. more…

Country Reports | March 10, 2015

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