How a European Security Council could strengthen EU foreign policy

Brussels’ new telephone number?

In order to strengthen the EU‘s foreign and security policy, the German chancellor Angela Merkel suggested the creation of a European Security Council. The following paper analyzes the possible tasks, the composition and the functioning of such an instrument. more…

Olaf Wientzek | September 6, 2018

New Impetus for a Strong and Sustainable European Union

The challenges EU is facing are manifold. Priorities are: the European Union’s Single Market needs to be developed further and the Eurozone must become more stable; the free movement of workers as the Social Pillar of the EU; far-reaching reforms in the areas of security and defence; the relationships with our neighbours and new kinds of cooperation, although there have been initial important achievements towards the refugee crisis, we need a common European Asylum and Migration policy. This paper seeks to show potential steps to reach these objectives. more…

Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering | November 7, 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

Experts warn: People are missing the alphabetization in the virtual world

Easier communication, better access to information, faster interaction. All of this was brought by the development of digital technologies and the internet. Nowadays, digital technologies are far more developed than anyone could have ever imagined. Digital data have become some of the most important economic staples in the 21. century. Today, data usage and data protection are important key issues, not only for entrepreneurs, but also for the people and state administration. What are the consequences for democracy? more…

Event Reports | October 18, 2016

The symposium „Sustainable Development VII. - 30 Years after the Single European Act, or Europe of the four freedoms

From 3/31/16 to 4/1/16 the international symposium on sustainable development took place for the seventh time in Budweis. The symposium „Sustainable Development VII.- 30 Years after the Single European Act, or Europe of the four freedoms“ was organized by the College of European and Regional Studies Budweis in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. 30 years after the adoption of the Single European Act, the participants discussed the current challenges of the EU and the security situation of the transatlantic space. more…

Event Reports | April 12, 2016