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How populist EU opponents influence national politics

The European elections of May 2014 turned into a triumph for parties hostile or sceptical towards the EU. Their influence increased not only in the European Parliament but also at home. more…

Karsten Grabow, Nico Lange | Facts & Findings | April 27, 2015

The Perception of Germany's 'Energiewende' in Emerging Countries

Part 2 - Results of Qualitative Interviews with Experts in Russia and India

This study examining how Russia and India perceive Germany's 'Energiewende' (energy transition) is the culmination of a two-part research series commissioned by KAS. Aiming to identify the impact of Germany's Energiewende on international development policy, KAS decided to analyse the group of emerging countries known as the BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. more…

April 1, 2015

Climate Report 2014

Energy Security and Climate Change Worldwide

The effects of climate change are already visible and will become more apparent in the coming years. This makes it all the more pressing to forge political solutions that have a global reach and address the different stages of development, while at the same time being effective at a local level. Unfortunately, recent years have shown the considerable difficulties involved in reaching multilateral agreement within the United Nations, despite of the efforts of energy pioneers, such as the European Union. The next steps of this will become clear in the coming months. more…

April 1, 2015

Dr Hans-Gert Pöttering: Guest Commentary in the Fuldaer Zeitung

In a recent guest commentary in the Fuldaer Zeitung, Dr Hans-Gert Pöttering reiterated that: "Europe needs Great Britain". more…

March 27, 2015

Dr Hans-Gert Pöttering: Europe needs Great Britain

"Europe needs Great Britain - Great Britain needs Europe". With these words, Dr Hans-Gert Pöttering, appealed to students at the London School of Economics (LSE) for the UK to remain a member of the European Union. more…

Event Reports | March 11, 2015