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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

EU-Russia Relations in 2010


Assessments of the recent EU–Russia summit 2009 in Stockholm differ. Most experts see it as a new beginning for the EU–Russia relations – not so much because of the substantial progress achieved in some areas, but because is signalled a change towards a constructive mood in the relationship. While until recently, the parties lacked mutually acceptable positions on important issues, they now seem ready to work on important initiatives. The Summit showed that the EU has decided in favour of inclusion instead of sanctioning Russia. In return, Russia is abandoning its self-isolationist policies. more…

Andreas Michael Klein | Event Reports | April 23, 2010

Newsletter No.2

Adventure Sphere Europe

The project “Adventure Sphere Europe”, launched in October 2009, enters the second phase. Twenty experts of teaching methodology and European issues from Latvia, Estonia and Germany joined the project in order to develop a training handbook on European civic education for high-school teachers and civic education trainers in Latvia and Estonia. more…

Andreas Michael Klein, Katrin Ridder-Strolis | Event Reports | February 5, 2010

EU-Russia Relations

The Baltic Agenda 2010

In December 2009, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the policy centre EuroCivitas, with the support of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, held an expert workshop on the state of EU-Russia relations titled "The Baltic Agenda 2010". The participants were asked to assess the agenda and challenges for the EU-Russia relations in 2010 and to address the main topics from the perspective of the Baltic region. The summary reflects the ideas and view expressed during the workshop under the Chatham House rule. more…

Andreas Michael Klein | Event Reports | January 15, 2010

Latvian Minister of Education Tatjana Koke launches project “Adventure Sphere Europe”

On October 2nd, 2009, the EU financed project “Adventure Sphere Europe” was launched at a kick-off conference in Riga by the implementing organizations, the German Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Latvia and the Estonian Jaan Tönisson Institute. The Latvian Minister of Education, Professor Tatjana Koķe, and Kalle Küttis, the Estonian Deputy Secretary General for General and Vocational Education welcomed the initiative underlining the importance of European political education. more…

Event Reports | October 6, 2009