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October 12, 2010

Holger Haibach opens KAS-conference

Close economic cooperation based on values is key to avoid future economic crises

In the presence of about 100 representatives of politics and industry, Holger Haibach, MP and Majority Speaker on Economic Development and Cooperation, and Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, opened the KAS-conference „After the crisis – approaches for a value based economic policy“ in Abu Dhabi last night. Experts from Islamic and European countries gather in Abu Dhabi and compare Islamic Economics to the so-called Social Market Economy. more…

October 11, 2010
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International Conference "After the crisis - approaches for value-based economic policy" start today

The international Conference "After the crisis - approaches for value-based economic policy" will start today. The opening reception in attendance of H. E. Holger Haibach MdB, Member of the German Parliament, Majority Speaker for Development Policy will be held today at 7pm at the Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi. The conference, jointly organized by KAS, the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK)and the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development runs from Oct. 1th – 13th, 2010.

October 10, 2010

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the National Media Council sign MoU on new training program for Emirati journalists

The KAS-Regional Program Gulf-States and the National Media Council (NMC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation for a new journalist training program in the UAE. "We are very happy to cooperate with the NMC", said Thomas Birringer, Regional Representative of KAS in Abu Dhabi. "Journalists are an important and integral part of today's information based society. With our experience KAS can make a valuable contribution and assist in forming tomorrow's news elite". more…

September 22, 2010

KAS enhances Gulf-EU-relations

Pöttering speaks out for rights of Christians in Islamic societies

Christians in all Islamic countries should be given the right to practice their faith freely. During a lecture at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) in Abu Dhabi on September 20th, 2010 the Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, MEP, called for equal treatment of Christians and Muslims alike in their respective host-countries. more…

September 7, 2010

Positive Feedback for Ladies-Iftar

Ladies only! Around 20 ladies representing various nationalities and occupations in culture,education and business gathered last night at the home of Cultural Attachée Susanne Jokisch, German Embassy Abu Dhabi, for the traditional Islamic breaking of the fast during Ramadan. The Iftar dinner jointly organized by the German Embassy and the KAS-Regional-Program Gulf-States, gave the ladies ample opportunity for intercultural exchange and intensive network. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

August 5, 2010

Regional Program Gulf-States represented at WOCMES

The Regional Program Gulf-States and KAS-Office Amman jointly represented The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung at the 3. World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES). Thomas Birringer, Regional Representative to the Gulf States, participated in a panel discussion on “The Multi-Level-Facets of Middle Eastern Security” which had been organized by KAS Jordan. more…

July 7, 2010

Young Journalists successful at Grimme Online Award

The participants of the Journalist's Academy in Dubai benefit from their experience. This year, three young journalists and former participants of the German-Arab Journalist's Academies won the Grimme Online Award 2010: Simon Kremer, Marc Röhlig and Jan Hendrik Hinzel (take part in December 2009 in Dubai). The Grimme Online Award is Germany's most important Internet Award. more…

June 24, 2010

Dialogue with the Gulf-States about Foreign- and Security Policy

At the invitation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung six young researchers from the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) visited from the 13th – 20th June 2010 Munich and Berlin and informed themselves about the security efforts undertaken by Germany. more…

May 25, 2010

Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel at the Gulf

German Chancellor Angela Merkel started her 4-day visit to the Gulf States in Abu Dhabi. This gave KAS the opportunity to give a short overview on the activities of its still young Regional Program Gulf-States. Her visit shows the increasing importance of the region - not only economically but also politically. Against this background the Chancellor welcomed KAS’ commitment and activities. Jidda in Saudi-Arabia, as well as Qatar and Bahrain are the next stops on the trip. more…

May 17, 2010

KAS initiates CSR Networking Evenings

For the first time the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung Regional Program Gulf-States and the Academy for Responsible Management invited to a network event on May 9th, 2010. The evening marked the start of a CSR Network Evening series and included a panel discussion on Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Market Economy. more…