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November 16, 2013

German Day 2013

"Who is KAS?"

The Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation presented its work and staff during the German Day 2013 celebration. Numerous visitors discussed with us about our projects and objectives while learning about the history of KAS and our global role within development politics. The German Day targets especially young people to attract their attention towards Germany and the diverse engagement of Germany in Vietnam. more…

November 14, 2013

"Mission for growth": Vice President of the European Commission visits Vietnam

During the visit of the Vice President and European Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry from 12.-13.11., representatives from industry associations and from the political sector from the EU and Vietnam discussed future cooperation i.a. in the SME-sector as well as in the field of sustainable tourism. In light of its ongoing EU service contract "Support to Business, Public Diplomacy and Outreach in Vietnam", the KAS Office in Vietnam co-organized the visit of the EU-Delegation to Vietnam. more…

October 29, 2013

Inter-parliamentary Meetings

ASEAN Delegation of the European Parliament visits Vietnam

Chair of the ASEAN Delegation of the European Parliament, Dr. Werner Langen, arrived in Hanoi to hold inter-parliamentary meetings with Vietnamese counterparts. The regular meetings are to close ties between the Parliaments, and to deepen the Europe–Vietnam relations. KAS Country Representative, Rabea Brauer, met with the Delegation to introduce the extensive KAS country program as well as the ongoing EU projects and their positive implications to Vietnam’s economical and social development. more…

October 24, 2013
Ausschnitt KAS FB

Social Media under Debate

"We need to live in Peace with the Social Networks"

KAS together with the National University of Vietnam and its Faculty of Journalism staged a debate on current social media in Vietnam. Apart from analysing newly introduced rules and regulations, students, journalists and editors discussed the implications of new media on traditional journalism in Vietnam. The participants pledged for a more relaxed view on social networks by the Government, encouraging the latter to embrace rather than opposing it: Users, studies find, “feel more democratic”.

October 20, 2013

EU Service Contract awarded to KAS

Support to EU Business, Public Diplomacy and Outreach in Vietnam

General objective of the action is to deepen the political, economic, cultural and business relationships of the EU with Vietnam on account of the Union’s strategic interest in promoting those relationships and for making the EU more relevant as a global actor in all areas covered by the EU's CFSP strategy with Asia and other relevant key EU strategies that have also an external action dimension. Anticipated duration of the project is 3 years, starting from 15 October 2013.

October 4, 2013

8th Plenum of the Party Central Committee convenes in Hanoi: educational reforms & constitutional amendments

From 30.09. - 10.10.2013 the 8th Plenum of the Central Committee of the CPV will convene in Hanoi. Throughout the 10 day long session, political decision makers will comment on the economic situation of the country, discuss the educational reform, analyse the current status of the constitutional amendment and formulate recommendations for the further development of the national defence- and security strategy.

October 3, 2013

Tag der Deutschen Einheit

Mit dem Fall der Mauer im Jahre 1989 wurde das Tor für die Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands geöffnet, die am 3. Oktober 1990 durch den Beitritt der ehemaligen DDR zur Bundesrepublik Deutschland vollzogen wurde. Zum ersten Mal in seiner jüngeren Geschichte ist Deutschland heute nur von Freunden umgeben. Die deutsche Wiedervereinigung und das zusammen wachsen Europas sind zwei Seiten der gleichen Medaille.

September 23, 2013
Bundestagswahl 2013/Stimmungsbilder

"Wir bleiben Kanzlerin"!

Federal elections in Germany: KAS Office Vietnam congratulates the CDU/CSU

The KAS Office Vietnam congratulates the CDU/CSU on the outstanding results of the German federal elections 2013! The CDU/CSU won 41, 5 per cent of the vote, making the Union parties the clear winners of the evening. The SPD followed with 25, 7, Die Linke with 8, 6 and the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen with 8, 4 per cent of the vote. Angela Merkel consequently enters her 3rd term of office as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. We extend our best wishes to the Chancellor and her team!

September 18, 2013
Verwendungszweck: Bild für Meldung zum Mondfest

Celebration of the Moon Festival in Vietnam

Thousands of children celebrate on the streets of Hanois old quarter, singing, carrying stellar laterns and wearing paper masks. The occasion is the so-called Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, "Tết Trung Thu", that is traditionally held on the 15th day of the eigth lunar month. This time a year the story of a boy is told, who was taken up to the moon by a magic tree and has been caught there ever since. The noise of the revelers and the laterns of the children shall guide him back to earth.

September 14, 2013
Inception workshop of the new KAS-EU project LoGoViC, 13.09.13. EU Ambassador to Vietnam, Dr. Franz Jessen.

KAS lays foundations for sustainable local economic development and for the support of small- and family enterprises

On 13.09. the inception workshop of the new EU-KAS project "Strengthening local governance for local economic growth in Vietnamese cities (LoGoViC)" took place in Hanoi. The EU Ambassador to Vietnam, Dr. Franz Jessen, emphasized the significance of the project for Vietnam's longterm socioeconomic development. Representatives of the media and of the central- and local government attended the event. More detailed information on the project is provided on our homepage!