Publications

Opening Up Europe

A Single Market With a Common Data Policy
Directive 2003/98/EC, which addresses the re-use of Public Sector Information (PSI), is a core instrument for opening up governmental data. It encourages member states to make as much information in their possession as possible available for re-use. This should foster transparency, data-based innovation, and fair competition. All information that can be accessed under national access to information laws is in principle re-usable for all purposes. The EU Commission conducted a public consultation in which the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation participated. Pencho Kuzev, September 2018 more...

Think Tank Report 4/2018

Insights into the agendas of international think tanks
In the Think Tank Report 4/2018 we take a look at: How Finland counters false reports | The most profitable market in the world is the Darknet |Why protecting IoT devices requires international standards | Only those who master the new algorithm can make profits| Disruptive democracy | What diaspora bonds are all about | The energy revolution makes its best progress at the municipal level | The arms race among Arab nations | The EU transport sector is emitting increasing quantities of CO2 | How developing countries can make progress in the tax legislation | and many more… Think Tank Report, September 2018 more...

Online-Radicalisation: Myth or Reality?

The radicalisation into an extremist mindset and terrorist organizations has been an important issue for security policy in recent years. Especially since the rise of the so-called Islamic State it is debated what role the internet and social media play in radicalisation processes and what challenges for security considerations arise from technological developments. Linda Schlegel, Facts & Findings, August 2018 more...

EPP Party Barometer July/August 2018

The Situation of the European People´s Party in the EU and an Outlook on the EP Elections
Strongest political family in national opinion polls | Election results of the strongest EPP member party in the last national election | Cumulated election results of all parties belonging to the EPP family | Cumulated election results of the PES/S&D family | Outlook on the EP elections in 2019 | Possible seat distribution in the coming EP | Government participation of the EPP family Olaf Wientzek, August 2018 more...

How a European Security Council could strengthen EU foreign policy

Brussels’ new telephone number?
In order to strengthen the EU‘s foreign and security policy, the German chancellor Angela Merkel suggested the creation of a European Security Council. The following paper analyzes the possible tasks, the composition and the functioning of such an instrument. Olaf Wientzek, Christian E. Rieck, Facts & Findings, August 2018 more...

Think Tank Report 3/2018

Insights into the agendas of international think tanks
In the Think Tank Report 3/2018 we take a look at: The future of mobility | Canada's new national big data strategy | How globalisation is changing income distribution | What blockchain technology can do for fragile states | Foreign interference in the next US elections | and many more... Think Tank Report, July 2018 more...

“There Are Good Reasons for Talking of a New Insecurity”

An interview with Dr. Patrick Keller, Coordinator for Foreign and Security Policy at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Patrick Keller, International Reports, July 2018 more...

An African Afghanistan?

On the German Troop Deployment in Mali
A lack of state structures, frequent attacks by Islamic extremists, poverty, and a steady expansion of military involvement on the part of Europe – in German public debate, the mission in Mali is compared to the situation in Afghanistan. Despite all efforts, strong words and support from Western nations, efforts have failed to significantly weaken the Islamists. Vast swathes of the country are beyond the control of the central government, allowing the Malian desert to become a haven for terrorist groups. Why is Germany involved, what is the situation today, and what does the future look like? Tinko Weibezahl, International Reports, July 2018 more...

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