Publications

New Research Assistant introduces herself

The new research assistant Ruth Anna Hejtmanek introduces herself. more…

October 16, 2017

New Windhoek Dialogue 2017

Declaration and Recommendations ahead of the 5th AU-EU Summit

From 6 - 9 October 2017, the New Windhoek Dialogue brought together centre-right political parties from 12 African countries, Members of the European People’s Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament, representatives of European centre - right parties as well as the representatives of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. more…

Event Reports | October 13, 2017

Bundestag election in Germany in 2017

Election Analysis

The results of the 2017 Bundestag election are ambivalent. Both major parties lost support. Of the small parties, FDP and AfD were able to mobilize support, while The Greens and The Left barely experienced notable changes. The CDU/CSU union performed best, thus constituting the largest faction with the mandate to form a government – which was nothing to be taken for granted after 12 years in power. Two options are conceivable politically: a Grand Coalition and a so - called “Jamaica coalition” consisting of the Union, FDP and The Greens, as currently governs in Schleswig-Holstein. more…

October 12, 2017

The federal election of September 24, 2017

Analysis and preliminary result

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. Compared to 2013 turnout increased by roughly five percentage points to 76.2 per cent. more…

September 28, 2017

Conference on Multilingualism and Linguistic Human Rights

Multilingualism is a cherished Constitutional principle that forms part of linguistic human rights. Hosted by the CRL Rights Commission and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, this conference through informed discussion and debate encouraged a way to look forward to South Africa's future, particularly as to how multilingualism can be implemented to cater for the country’s wide and rich linguistic diversity. more…

Event Reports | September 21, 2017