1930 - 2017: The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl http://www.kas.de/lettland/en/publications/49290/ An outstanding German statesman and a great European has passed away. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl, the Chancellor of German reunification and Honorary Citizen of Europe. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2017-06-26:meldung:56691 A force without force : What to do with the European army? //www.kas.de/wf/en/17.72806/ Live feed of the discussion on the European army, on April 18, 2017, 18:00. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2017-04-18:meldung:55719 Refugees, migration and political exile: Three documentaries on Latvian television http://www.kas.de/lettland/en/publications/47169/ In cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, three documentary films on the issues of migration and escape in Latvia were produced for Latvian television. All three films were broadcasted in autumn 2016 on LTV. The short films are based on interviews with contemporary witnesses, who had to flee from Latvia during or after the Second World War and portray current refugees who have arrived in Latvia recently. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 tag:kas.de,2016-11-23:meldung:53919 Brochure "Who are we in Europe?": Declarations by the participants of the Summer School 2016 //www.kas.de/wf/doc/kas_20874-1442-1-30.pdf?161121102346 During this year’s summer school students and young professionals from Germany and the three Baltic countries exchanged their ideas and opinions on challenges and perspectives of the European community of values. Their declarations were now published in a brochure alongside with the declarations of the participants of the other summer schools that were held by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in four different countries in Europe this summer. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 tag:kas.de,2016-11-21:meldung:53877 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. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 tag:kas.de,2016-02-10:meldung:50027 Discussion about migration http://straume.lmt.lv/lv/konferences/konferences/jauna-migracijas-realitate/1739 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: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 tag:kas.de,2016-02-09:meldung:50008 country report: The Norwegian response to the refugee crisis //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.43823/ In 2015 Europe has experienced one of the greatest influxes of refugees and migrants since WW2 as vast numbers of people have fled the ongoing violence in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries. The European asylum systems have consequently been put under severe pressure. Norway is one of the countries that have received the highest number of asylum seekers compared to local population in 2015. In relative terms, only six European countries received more asylum applications. Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100 tag:kas.de,2016-01-05:meldung:49588 Exhibition: “Freedom for the Baltic States. Writings by Latvians on the Berlin Wall” //www.kas.de/wf/en/17.64538/ The photo exhibition “Freedom for the Baltic States. Writings by Latvians on the Berlin Wall”, can be visited at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia starting from the 2. of July 2015. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2015-07-17:meldung:47573 Germany in Europe: the Reluctant Leader of EU Foreign Policy? //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.42065/ The year 2014 saw a change in the way Germany was perceived as a foreign policy actor. The crisis in Ukraine and the EU’s relationship with Russia, but also the instability in the Southern Neighbourhood has put Europe under intense pressure. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2015-07-17:meldung:47572 On Sustainablity in the Arctic //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.39168/ Our new report "A sustainable Arctic: Precondition, pitfalls and potentials" has been released! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2014-10-20:meldung:43964