Page 5

December 9, 2011
Teilnehmer der zweiten Gruppe der Höheren Schule der Politik zum Thema Klimawandel, Energieeffizienz und erneuerbare Energien

Higher School of Politics

Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources

What is the greenhouse effect and why may greenhouse gases harm our climate? Which technical innovations have been developed to save energy and make use of renewable energy sources? And to what extent is everyone willing to change own behavioural patterns in order to protect the environment and climate? These questions were on the agenda of the last seminar of the Higher School of Politics 2011. One of the highlights was the simulation of a parliamentary debate about climate policy.

December 1, 2011
Nico Lange, Leiter des KAS-Auslandsbüros in der Ukraine, eröffnet die Konferenz in Sewastopol

International Conference

Security in the Black Sea Region: Energy, Environment and Economy

International experts and decision makers from Black Sea neighbouring countries as well as from the EU and the USA came to Sevastopol on November 29, 2011 to discuss a comprehensive notion of security in the Black Sea region, including economic, ecological and energy-related questions. The deepening of regional cooperation among the Black Sea countries was named as an important requirement to counter the challenges of the future.

November 10, 2011

State of Europe in Berlin

Europe at a crossroads

José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, urged in Berlin for comprehensive reforms within Europe. more…

October 25, 2011
Europa im Koffer

International Dialogue

"Europe in a Suitcase" in Dnipropetrovsk, Kryvyi Rih and Zaporizhia

Since 2008 KAS organises the dialogue journey “Europe in a Suitcase” in cooperation with Polish, Ukrainian and German partner institutions. From October 27-29, 2011, Experts on European Policy of all three countries travelled to Dnipropetrovsk, Kryvyi Rih and Zaporizhia and held debates with representatives of the local civil society about European values and Ukraine’s perspectives of rapprochement to the EU.

October 11, 2011
Julija Tymoschenko


Hans-Gert Pöttering critisizes Tymoshenko's sentence

Hans-Gert Pöttering, the member of European Parliament, sharply criticized recent decision of the court in the case of ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. He stated: “Because of this verdict, which can’t be justified, Ukraine is even more moving away from European Union. Because of the political character of the sentence, the Association agreement, can not be signed. An important item of the agreement is the creation of free trade zone between EU and Ukraine”.

October 11, 2011
Klitschko besucht Thüringen

Political dialogue

Vitaliy Klitchko visits Thuringia

Box champion Vitaliy Klitchko together with the Ukrainian delegation visited Thuringia. The visit was organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. In the framework of his two-day stay, Klitchko, as a leader of UDAR Party discussed the local policy and made a speech for “Junge Union” organization, from Thuringia. In the presence of prime-minister Christine Lieberknecht he called for action for the sake of strong Europe.

September 19, 2011
Interkonfessioneller Dialog. V.l.n.r.: Nico Lange, Wilfried Martens, Patriarch Filaret II.

Round Table

Dialogue of European Christian Democrats with the Churches of Ukraine

The promotion of the dialogue between the different religious denominations of Ukraine is one of the aims of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Ukraine. Therefore KAS organised a Round Table on September 15, 2011 in Kyiv in cooperation with the Institute of Religious Freedom and the Allukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organisations. Representatives of all denominations as well as Wilfried Martens, president of the European People's Party, participated in the exchange of ideas.

September 16, 2011
Martens trifft Janukowytsch

Political dialogue

EPP President Martens met President Yanukovytch

In the framework of the visit of EPP President Wilfried Martens to Ukraine, which was organized by KAS on September, 14, 2011 he and Nico Lange held one hour meeting with the President Yanukovytch. Martens emphasized, that support of Association agreement between Ukraine and EU on behalf of EPP is possible only on condition that politically motivated trial against Julia Tymoshenko is stopped and the former head of the government gets a chance to take part in political life of her country again.

September 6, 2011
Wilfried Martens

Visit of EPP President Dr. Wilfried Martens to Ukraine 13-16.09.2011 р

EPP President Dr. Wilfried Martens will visit Ukraine by invitation of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on September 13-16, 2011. W. Martens will take part in the onference of the heads of all religions and confessions of Ukraine. In the framework of the program of his visit President Martens will hold the meeting with party leaders – partners of EPP and other leaders of present opposition parties.

June 14, 2011

Policy Paper

KAS publishes current description of Ukrainian media landscape

With a new policy paper KAS Ukraine publishes in cooperation with the Ukrainian Press Academy a current overview of the media landscape in Ukraine at the beginning of the year 2011. In addition to the legal framework, the authors detail the TV-landscape, press, social media as well as the training of journalists and activities of civil society media organizations. In English and Ukrainian. more…