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Political Parties

Functions and Organisation in Democratic Societies

Political parties play a central role in democratic societies because they represent the interests of society and they allow the citizens to exert influence on the political decision-making process. The present publication of Konrad Adenauer Foundation is thought to offer an introduction to organisational structures and functions of political parties as well as to depict their place within a democratic society. more…

July 23, 2012

Euroatlantic Forum 2012

Ukraine and the EU on the Brink of the New Association Agreeement: Free Trade, Energy Security and Democracy

International experts from the EU, Ukraine and the United States participated in the Euroatlantic Forum taking place January 25-26, 2012 in Kiev. KAS and its partner institutions organised this high level conference to discuss the European perspective of Ukraine. The conference report presents extracts of the speakers contributions and provides an overview of their key statements. more…

Christine Rosenberger | Event Reports | February 13, 2012

The Association Agreement: A pearl of great value at risk of loss

Policy Brief

The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement text processing is almost complete. Under favorable circumstances, in the span of this year, the Agreement could become a signpost for socially important reforms, ensuring the irreversibility of Ukraine's European integration, confirming the final choice in favor of the European model of social and economic development. Yet, political risks arising from erosion of democracy in Ukraine, question the results of the negotiation process and further progress. more…

January 30, 2012

Retrospective 2011

The year 2011 was once again a very eventful year for the KAS office in Ukraine. One important highlight was the visit of EPP President Wilfried Martens, who came to visit Kiev in September. Additionally, the successful trinational dialogue journey "Europe in a Suitcase" as well as the seminar sequences "Remembering for the Future" and "Higher School of Politics" were continued. A retrospective in images reminds us of the most important events of 2011. more…

Event Reports | January 5, 2012

European Values for Ukraine

Speech by EPP President Wilfried Martens, Club of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 14 September 2011

‘Only the Spoken word Prevails’ Speech by EPP President Wilfried Martens ‘European Values for Ukraine’ Club of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung 14 September 2011, Kiev Hotel Intercontinental more…

Event Reports | September 14, 2011