Publications

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

High-level politicians from Czech Republic visit Berlin and Erfurt

The high expectations of Czech citizens towards the new democratic political system are only partly being satisfied. Several potential cases of corruption in addition to an insufficient public administration lead to the citizens’ frustration. In consequence, there are doubts relating to the young democracy and its traditional democratic parties. more…

Event Reports | March 17, 2016