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Prerogatives in Municipal councils

On the 20 and 21st of July 2017 the Observatory for Public Administration and Good Governance in Saint Joseph University Beirut organized in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation a workshop on achieving efficiency and effectiveness in local administrations. more…

Event Reports | July 20, 2017

Support of political participation younger generations

On the 17th of July 2017, the Lebanese Forces party together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation hosted at the Lebanese Forces Head Quarters in Meerab a conference on the security and terror threats in Lebanon and the appropriate response. more…

Event Reports | July 14, 2017

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

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes: more…

June 17, 2017

Christians and Yazidis in Iraq

Current situation and prospects

Christians and Yazidis hope that the military campaign to recapture Mosul, launched in October 2016, will be brought to a successful conclusion and thus enable them to return to their settlements in the Nineveh Plains and the Sinjar District, which were captured by the IS in the summer of 2014. However, it is a matter of debate whether a military victory over the IS and the recapture of Mosul will provide sufficient grounds for Christians and Yazidis to return to their traditional settlements, as they hope to do, and so remain in Iraq. more…

Otmar Oehring | June 14, 2017

Parliamentary Elections in Lebanon

A long way to a new parliament

The long awaited parliamentary elections in Lebanon will take place in the upcoming months of 2017. The legislative period of the last parliament, elected in 2009, has already passed its regulatory mandate of four years in 2013. Yet, in consideration of the current events in the region and the resulting safety issues, the parliament independently extended its legislative period two times in 2013 and 2014 through a formal juridical revision. The official end of the parliamentary mandate is set for the 20th of June 2017. more…

Country Reports | May 30, 2017