European Society: Face of Russia

Discussion with Wladimir Kara-Murza, polititian of the Opposition in Russia. Take part on the event via Livestream. more…

Die diesjährigen Stipendiaten von links nach rechts: Paulis Rumba, Paula Indra Žuga, Anna Žanete Treimane und der Direktor Artūrs Skrastiņš.

KAS Scholarship Holders 2016

The grant of scholarships to the best students who learn German in the secondary school in Valmiera has become a tradition for the KAS. The current scholarship holders from left to right: Paulis Rumba, Paula Indra Žuga, Anna Žanete Treimane and the principal Artūrs Skrastiņš.

Discussion about migration

On the 28th of January a discussion about migration took place in Riga with experts, politicians and active members of the society. The central question was: "Will there be a healthy perspective change or will remain the fear?". Ina Strazdina (Latvian Radio/Brussels) talked about her own experiences with the arrival of refugee boats, e.g. in Lampedusa and Dr. D. Auers (University of Latvia) visualized his information with some statistics. This is the link to the video: more…



The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is active in the Baltic States since the beginning of independence movements in late 1980-ies. Since 1993 we are represented with our regional offices in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.



Difficult Legacies, Risky Futures – The Baltic Perspective on Migration

Dealing with the mass immigration from Northern Africa and from the Middle East is one of the biggest challenges for the European Union. Whether Europe as a whole will be able to deal with this unprecedented in-flux of asylum [...] more…

New government in Latvia

On Thursday, November 5, 2014, the Latvian Parliament (Saeima) with 61 votes in favor and 31 votes against approved the new government led by Laimdota Straujuma and her center-right party Vienotība. Vienotība managed to retain [...] more…

Parliamentary Elections in Latvia

More of the Same, Please

Parliamentary elections in Latvia have always been the central event of the political life. The country has no directly elected president, nor upper chamber, or federal parliaments. It means that the power is concentrated in the [...] more…

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