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June 24, 2016

Hans-Gert Pöttering Interview

"Finding paths and solutions in mutual interest"

The peoples of the UK and Northern Ireland have voted and taken the decision to leave the European Union. For Dr Hans-Gert Pöttering, chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former president of the European Parliament, it is a big disappointment and a regretful result. In an interview with Nordwestradio, he calls for solidarity among the remaining EU states. more…

June 23, 2016

Irish Press

Northern Ireland voters go to the polls on EU referendum day

Voting is under way across Northern Ireland in the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. The future of the Irish border was a key issue in the campaign, with claim and counter claim on whether a UK exit would see a return to security and customs checkpoints. more…

June 23, 2016

EU Referendum Interview with KAS UK & Ireland Director

KAS UK & Ireland Director, Hans-Hartwig Blomeier, has given a Referendum day interview with, where he expressed a desire for the UK to remain in the EU, but as polls are suggesting both sides are evenly split and ten per cent of voters remain undecided, it could really go either way. more…

June 22, 2016


"Brexit would be a heavy blow for the EU"

With just two days to go until British voters head to the polls, the latest F.A.Z. - KAS debate attempted to tackle a key question - "Do we need London?", where panelists and members of the audience discussed possible referendum results and their potential implications for the future of the EU. more…

June 16, 2016

Irish Press

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: No EU Referendum in Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Fine Gael parliamentary party last night Ireland would not hold a vote on its future in the EU. Mr Kenny said regardless of the outcome of the referendum Ireland would remain a committed member of the EU. To read more on this story and this week's other Irish news, click here. more…

June 16, 2016

EU Referendum

KAS UK EU Referendum Update: 7 days to go

From now until the referendum, KAS UK will be providing a weekly update on the latest news, opinion polls and general goings-on in the run-up to the referendum on 23 June. For regular updates on the EU referendum, visit our KAS UK referendum site. more…

June 2, 2016

Irish Press

Higgins would have ‘cross-party’ support for second term

President Michael D Higgins would attract “cross-party” support if he decides to seek a second seven-year term in Áras an Uachtaráin, Fine Gael Minister Leo Varadkar has said. To read more on this story and this week's other Irish news, click here. more…

May 24, 2016
From left to right: Hans-Hartwig Blomeier, Elisabeth Motschmann MdB, Jan Metlzer MdB

Elisabeth Motschmann MdB and Jan Metlzer MdB London visit

Last week, Elisabeth Motschmann MdB and Jan Metlzer MdB were both in London, where they were attended discussions with Conservative politicians, experts and government advisors, organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung UK and Ireland office.

May 20, 2016

EUCERS/ISD/KAS Energy Talks 2016

The Gulf Region and the Future of Oil

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung UK & Ireland Office cordially invites you to the second energy talk in 2016 on “The Gulf Region and The Future of Oil” co-hosted by the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. more…

May 19, 2016

Irish Press

Anglo Irish relations could suffer if Britain votes for Brexit

The British Ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott, has this week warned that the special relationship between Ireland and the UK could be put in jeopardy if Britain votes to leave the European Union. Click below to read more on this week's Irish press. more…