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September 29, 2017

The federal election of September 24, 2017

Despite severe losses the two Christian democratic parties attained important strategic goals. They remained as the strongest political forces in Germany. There is no winning coalition without them possible and Angela Merkel will be Germany’s next chancellor. The Social democrats lost more than five percentage points and gained 20.5 per cent of the votes. This is the worst result the Social democrats got in an election since the foundation of the Federal Republic.

June 27, 2017

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

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. more…

April 13, 2017

Delegation of female political activists from Lebanon visits Germany

From 6th to 10th of March, a Lebanese study group visited Berlin and Sachsen. The group consisting of female political activists had the chance to gain an insight to the German approach on fostering gender equality. The idea is that the women can serve as multipliers and carry their experiences back to their own Lebanese surroundings and start a reform process within their political parties. more…

February 16, 2017

Award by the Constitutional Council of the Lebanese Republic for successful cooperation

The Head of the Rule of Law Program Middle East / North Africa Mr. Peter Rimmele has been honoured for the merits of promoting the rule of law through cooperation with the Lebanese Constitutional Council more…

February 10, 2017

Delegation from Germany

A country between hope and challenge

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Vogel, former Minister President of Rhineland- Palatinate and Thuringia and Honorary Chairman of Konrad- Adenauer- Stiftung (KAS) and Dr. Gerhard Wahlers, Deputy Secretary- General and Head of the Department of European and International Cooperation of KAS have been on a visit to Lebanon. more…

September 28, 2016

Lebanon's Oil and Gas Wealth: Policy Recommendations for Escaping the "Devil's Excrement" Curse

Many argue that developing Lebanon’s oil and gas industry may be the solution to propel the country out of its current economic lethargy. But how valuable are Lebanon’s oil and gas revenues really? This paper addresses four major risks in exploiting the country’s oil and gas wealth and advances several policy recommendations on how best to avoid the curse of “devil’s excrement” which Lebanon could all too easily fall prey to. more…

August 8, 2016

MEDIATION INITIATION TRAINING FOR THE INTERNAL SECURITY FORCES AND THE LEBANESE GENERAL SECURITY

The Lebanese Association for Mediation and Conciliation, in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung is organizing a training seminar on mediation initiation accustomed to the needs of the Internal Security Forces and the Lebanese General Security. more…

August 5, 2016

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN LEBANON: A DEADLINE FRAUGHT WITH DANGER?

La Maison du Futur in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung will be publishing in 2016 a series of policy papers tackling political, economic and social topics that are of interest for Lebanon and the region. The second policy paper was prepared by Professor Joseph Maila entitled "The Presidential Elections in Lebanon: a Deadline Fraught with Danger?" more…

July 21, 2016

Young Lebanese participate in a workshop on interfaith dialogue

On July 16 and 17, 2016 a workshop series on conflict resolution techniques has been implemented in the Lebanese town Batroun. The event, which has been organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Lebanese NGO EDGE, was directed at young, socially engaged men and women aged 20 to 26. more…

July 4, 2016

MP Tobias Zech and delegation of German politicians visit Beqaa Valley

On Tuesday, June 28, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Beirut office and a German delegation composed of visiting politicians undertook a joint tour of the Beqaa Valley, inquiring about the situation of Syrian refugees in this region as well as exchanging views on local politics and decentralization with their Lebanese counterparts. more…