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Post-Wall Europe needs to become “Europe for all”

State of Europe with Herman Van Rompuy

24 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy expressed in Berlin his concerns over the challenges Europe is facing today. In front of 600 invited people at the Allianz Forum in Berlin, Van Rompuy warned against growing populism on the European continent and the rising of distrust. “Populism and nationalism cannot provide the answer to the challenges of our time”. more…

Event Reports | November 9, 2013

50 Years For Democracy And Freedom Worldwide

European and International Cooperation Of The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

This year the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung celebrates its 50th anniversary of European and International Cooperation. Hence it publishes a report explaining the development from the beginning in 1962 to the present day. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) was and still is committed to fostering democracy and the rule of law, to implementing social and market-economic structures and to promoting human rights. With its worldwide networks to the political and social elites and with its long-term partner structures, it participates in shaping policy in developing and emerging countries. more…

Julia Steffenfauseweh (ehem. Weber) | August 7, 2012

Lively debate about the Euro-plus pact and the European stabilisation mechanism at the third European Day at the VŠE

Interview with Pavel Mertlík about advantages and disadvantages of the pact and ESM for the Czech Republic

Three days after the adoption of the Euro-plus pact and the European stabilisation mechanism, Czech top-ranking officials, experts and students discussed the position and perspectives of the Czech Republic in the EU. Especially the Czech decision not joining the pact yet was the reason for an impulsive debate. more…

Event Reports | April 1, 2011

Van Rompuy encourages Europe

800 citizens listen to the first „State of Europe“ address at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin

„Today, Europe’s 500 million citizens have the foundation on which to build a better Europe in the future,” said Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council in the first „State of Europe“ address. Van Rompuy used this address to promote a confident and strong Europe in front of an audience of 800 citizens at the historic Pergamon Museum in Berlin. more…

Event Reports | November 9, 2010

Second German-Czech Day at Masaryk University in Brno aroused big interest

On October 26th, 2010 the second German-Czech Day which was organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the International Institute of Political Science (IIPS), took place at the Masaryk University in Brno. The event was tailored specifically to the students of the University and tried to support the aliveness and diversity of the Czech-German relations. Furthermore the event tried to deepen the intercultural dialogue between both neigbouring countries and the interest of Czech students for Germany. more…

Event Reports | November 9, 2010