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April 9, 2009

Great Interest in our conference "Market economies under pressure – Is there light at the end of the tunnel?”

With the Finance and Information Ministers & the Governor of the National Bank of Macedonia present, high-ranking decision-makers & businessmen discussed the implications of the global downturn before a large audience. Policy options for governments & companies are greatly reduced, but the participants see also light at the end of the tunnel. This makes a review of the existing mechanisms of financial regulation, business strategies, but also of the framework of our market economies necessary. more…

March 27, 2009

Elections and Governance: Implementing Democracy in Macedonia, in Europe

The KAS invites interested persons to participate on 2 April at our roundtable discussion which is organised together with the Institute of Democracy, on the relationship between elections and governance. Representatives and decision-makers from institutions will take part in the discussion. At the event the new issue of the "Political Thought" magazine dedicated to this topic will be presented by the organisers and several of the publication's authors. See our link to "publications". more…

March 12, 2009

Market economies under pressure: is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

Political decision-makers, entrepreneurs and economic experts from Macedonia, Germany, Serbia and Slovenia will debate the challenges and outlook for our national economies and our businesses. more…

February 23, 2009

Political journey to the Netherlands

The KAS and the Eduardo Frei Foundation organised a study trip to the Netherlands for young conservative politicians in order to exchange ideas and get positive experiences from their political counterparts. more…

February 3, 2009

EAST MEETS WEST: 20 Years after Fall of the Berlin Wall

The fall of the Wall marked a transition process in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. 20 years later, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung invited 20 students on a 2 day seminar in Mavrovo, to discuss the consequences to society and politics over the years. The seminar gave a possibility through lectures and open floor discussions to exchange views about the circumstances brought by the shift of the political systems as well as to talk about the personal observations on disclosing the past. more…

January 30, 2009

Round Table Discussion on the Values of Political Pluralism

Government and party representatives came together in order to discuss the values of political pluralism on the eve of the presidential and municipal elections in Macedonia. Before the background of German and European experiences and the “warm-up” to the European Parliament and German Bundestag elections 2009, Henri Bohnet (KAS), Stefan Dehnert (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung) and EU Ambassador Fouere stressed the importance of political dialogue and constructive policy-making. more…

January 23, 2009

20 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

In 1989 the Berlin Wall fell. As an historic event, it marked the presumed “end” of the Cold War and “death” of communism. In its wake the world witnessed the dissolution of the USSR; the so-called Autumn Revolutions of 1989 throughout Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Bulgaria; the reunification of East and West Germany one year later in 1990; and rapid geopolitical and global capitalist restructuring. more…

January 14, 2009

The values of Political Pluralism

New Issue of "Political Thought" Has Been Published

Political parties and democratic pluralism are indelible components of a modern nation state: democratic parties offer important channels between state and society to participate and to communicate, so that citizens take active part in shaping their social and political environment. But political parties also stand for particular values. more…

December 1, 2008

Media Workshop in Cadenabbia

Using the Integrative Potential of the Media in the 21st Century

German, Macedonian & Bulgarian Media Experts & Journalists met in Konrad Adenauer`s Villa in Italy for a workshop on the role of the media in the democratic transition processes of European countries. Several problems & challenges were identified: the need of open dialogue between journalists & state authorities to get rid of stereotypes, to clarify violations of & protect the freedom of the press, & the need of strengthening the Rule of Law in order to protect the rights of the media.

November 24, 2008

Inter – Religious Council of Macedonia visits Berlin and Brussels

A constant dialogue between the religious communities and the state is the essential ingredient for strengthening the role of religion in society: that was the message that was clearly related in Berlin and Brussels, where the five religious leaders from Macedonia met with representatives of the Bundestag, high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Internal Affairs as well as key representatives from the EU institutions in Brussels.