Country Reports

Podcast: Energy and climate change in India – Challenges and perspectives

Interview with Prof. Shreekant Gupta | Singapore
India will soon overtake China in its number of population. Lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty remains the priority of India’s policy. Energy demands will therefore increase dramatically in the years to come. The same time, the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are already heavily felt in the country. How can India bridge the challenges of development and climate change mitigation? Listen to Professor Shreekant Gupta, one of the leading experts in India on energy and climate change policy. Peter Hefele, July 11, 2017 more...

10 New Ideas on how Europe should deal with Donald Trump

For a reasonable policy towards the United States of America
Half a year after the inauguration Donald Trump is still the President of the United States. The unprecedented global hysteria over the last few months has not changed this. Trump has remained true to his personal style. He continues to be popular among his supporters. Our world has not imploded. Nico Lange, July 7, 2017 more...

Every fourth Bulgarian sees Fake News daily

REPRESENTATIVE SURVEY COMMISSIONED BY KONRAD-ADENAUER-STIFTUNG: DISINFORMATION IS A RELEVANT POLITICAL ISSUE IN BULGARIA
Many Bulgarians know what ‘fake news’ is: 72 percent of the respondents have been confronted with false reporting in the media, 25 percent see ‘fake news’ about political topics even daily. This is the result of a representative survey commissioned by the KAS Media Program South East Europe among more than 1,000 citizens over 18 years. The respondents have also been asked about their confidence in international institutions and countries. The EU enjoys higher trust than Russia. Christian Spahr, June 27, 2017 more...

„We need to take on more responsibility!“

„Prevention is not merely a priority, but the priority!” Already in his first speech in front of the UN Security Council, the new UN-Secretary-General António Guterres made abundantly clear what he will be focusing on during his term in office. Thorsten Frei, June 26, 2017 more...

Europe in the Turnout: Meeting poweful challenges

European Council Summit of 22nd and 23rd of June 2017
There were important, but not unexpected, decisions on the topics of security and migration that were most recently discussed. The European Council called on the Internet industry to work more strongly against extremist content, agreed on common military structures and called for the creation of a complete list of safe third countries. Further topics were: international, fixing the criteria and the process for the change of location of two European agencies, the topic of economics, and the future issue of a digital Europe. Oliver Morwinsky, Kai Zenner, Hardy Ostry, June 24, 2017 more...

Podcast: The Future of Oil and Gas

Interview with Prof. Paul Stevens | London
Dr. Peter Hefele, KAS RECAP Hongkong, talks to Professor Paul Stevens, distinguished fellow at Chatham House, London, on the future of global energy markets and the Middle East. Peter Hefele, June 9, 2017 more...

Podcast: The future of the Paris Climate Agreement after Donald Trump´s decision to leave

Interview with Dr. Peter Hefele
The decision of US-President Trump to leave the Paris Climate Agreement, has triggered a fierce debate on the future of global climate change policy. Is Paris now dead? What are the consequences for Asia? Listen to Dr. Peter Hefele, Director KAS RECAP, in an interview with Stefan Stahlberg, KAS Berlin. The interview was held in German. Peter Hefele, June 2, 2017 more...

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is represented with its own office in around 70 countries on five continents. The foreign employees can give first-hand reports on current happenings and long-term developments in their respective countries. Their "country reports" offer visitors to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts.