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The European Union as a Social Actor? An Analysis of Social Protection in the EU’s Electricity Sector

Working Paper by Hanan Haber

Social regulation at the EU level is on the increase at least when it comes to the electricity sector and following the gradual liberalization of the sector. This paper asks how and for what reasons social protection of vulnerable consumers has been introduced into the process, focusing on the period between the second and third directives on electricity sector liberalization (2005-2009). more…

February 18, 2016

Transnational Corporations and Human Rights: A human Perspective

Working paper by Marta Noga Kleinman

Transnational corporations are a growing player in the world, sometimes exceeding the power of states. As their power grows, there is an increasing awareness of the need to monitor them. more…

February 15, 2016

Changes in Attitudes towards Immigration: Evidence from the European Debt Crisis

Working paper by Michael Freedman

Recent evidence has shown that sentiments towards immigration have improved for many European Union countries from 2002 to 2007. However, some scholars posit that support for immigration into Europe is conditional on generous unemployment benefits and other welfare services. This paper examines the impact of the recent European debt crisis on native attitudes towards immigration in Europe, and present empirical evidence that European tolerance for immigration is highly sensitive to the stability of a country’s fiscal situation. more…

February 10, 2016

Round-table with Deputy Foreign Minister Prof. Maria Böhmer

Strong Women in Israel

KAS Israel had the honor to host several distinguished guests for a round-table discussion, namely Minister of State in the German Foreign Office Prof. Maria Böhmer and the German ambassador to Israel Dr. Clemens von Goetze. more…

Event Reports | February 10, 2016

Women under the Glass Ceiling

KAS Israel hosted a late lunch and roundtable bringing together the visiting female CDU Bundestag delegation with Israeli women in leadership positions. The roundtable gave participants a platform to learn about the gender gap in each country and share cultural points with one another. The main focus of the visit was the status of women in Israeli and German politics, religion and civil society and methods in improving participation. The roundtable was a continuation of this visit in order to give German participants a more intimate meeting with Israeli women in leadership positions. more…

Event Reports | February 2, 2016