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Van Rompuy encourages Europe

800 citizens listen to the first „State of Europe“ address at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin

„Today, Europe’s 500 million citizens have the foundation on which to build a better Europe in the future,” said Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council in the first „State of Europe“ address. Van Rompuy used this address to promote a confident and strong Europe in front of an audience of 800 citizens at the historic Pergamon Museum in Berlin. more…

Event Reports | November 9, 2010

KAS election guide 2010

On October 2, 2010, the citizens of the Republic of Latvia are electing their representatives to the 10th Saeima. The voters have the choice between thirteen parties which were registered at the Central Election Commission by August 3. As the party system in Latvia in general is characterized by a high fluctuation of political parties, the KAS Election Guide 2010 aims to give a broad overview of the Latvian political system as well as of the most important political parties/blocs competing in the 2010 Parliamentary elections. more…

Andreas Michael Klein, Sandis Sraders | September 30, 2010

Germany´s Relations with the Baltic States Since Reunification

International Reports

There is no doubting the fact that relations between Germany and the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are both good and close. Germany’s new minister for foreign affairs, Guido Westerwelle, also leaves no room for doubt as to the particular quality of the relations. Shortly after taking office in the fall of 2009 he met his opposite numbers from the Baltic states in Brussels for consultations which subsequently continued in July 2010 in Tallinn in the traditional 3 + 1 format. more…

Andreas Michael Klein, Gesine Herrmann | August 31, 2010

Newsletter No.3

Adventure Sphere Europe

In attendance of the Latvian Minister of Education and Science, Professor Tatjana Koķe, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the University of Latvia have presented the teacher’s handbook “Adventure Sphere Europe” to the public on August 12/13 in Riga and Tallinn. more…

Andreas Michael Klein | Event Reports | August 16, 2010

Raising Germany's awareness of the Baltic Sea region

Baltic Rim Economies, 3-2010

In a joint declaration of the CDU/CSU and the SPD Parliamentary fraction in May 2009 both parties supported the Baltic Sea Strategy of the EU. The German Bundestag welcomed this European initiative bringing the Baltic Sea region into the focus of the EU. Having in mind the geographic borders of Germany, the German government as well as the German Bundestag are expecting the Baltic Sea region to become a model for similar initiatives in other regions in Europe, like the Danube region or the Adriatic region where Germany also has political and economic interests. more…

Andreas Michael Klein, Catja C. Gaebel | June 23, 2010