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Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

KAS AND KEWOPA PARTNERSHIP IN INDUCTION WORKSHOP FOR FEMALE LEGISLATORS

KAS in partnership with Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) facilitated an induction workshop of Kenyan women Members of Parliament and women representatives held in Naivasha on 11th to 14th January 2018. Other partners included UN Women, USAID Kenya, Kenya Human Rights Commission and Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA). The induction workshop centered on effective women legislation including the opportunities and challenges encountered therein. Election of new officials for KEWOPA and 11th Parliament lessons for women representation were among the agenda items discussed.

Norway to form a new government

Conservatives wrap up deal with two partners to form a new governing coalition

After the Norwegians went to the polls in October 2017 the governing conservative party Høyre headed by Prime Minister Erna Solberg, gathered support to form a new coalition with the right-leaning popu-list Progress Party (Fremskrittpartiet) and the liberal Venstre party.

Walls, Bans and Deportations

U.S. Immigration Policy in the Age of "America First"

Assessments by U.S. experts and recommendations for Germany and Europe to strengthen international cooperation on immigration issues.

Liberals and right-wing populists losing support

Social democrats come out on top from local elections in Denmark

The social democrats (Socialdemokratiet) managed to strengthen their position as Denmark´s strongest political force as expected during local elections. Both Lib-erals (Venstre) and the nationalist Danish party of the people (Dansk Folkeparti) saw their electorate shrink.

Everything on Bitcoin and Blockchain

BREAKTHROUGH FOR DIGITALIZATION OF THE BELARUSIAN ECONOMY?

After a prosperous IT industry established itself in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk over the past years, the government now strives to boost the location’s attractiveness for high-tech enterprises through an openly liberal legislative package. The goal: to catapult Belarus to the forefront of IT.

SDG 16: The Challenge of ‘Sustaining Peace’ in Places of Crisis

Members of the African Policy Circle Helen Kezie-Nwoha, Executive Director of Isis Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange in Uganda and Aditi Lalbahadur, Programme Manager for the Foreign Policy Programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) publish a paper on "SDG 16: The Challenge of ‘Sustaining Peace’ in Places of Crisis". Their research was conducted subsequent to a dialogue programme entitled "The African Policy Circle goes UN: Empowering local influencers through dialogue on the 2030 Agenda" organized by the KAS New York office.

Business and Professional Women in Jordan

Despite showing remarkable rates of female education, a factor usually leading to higher levels of employment, Jordan continues to have one of the world’s lowest rates of women’s formal workforce participation at only 15%. Nevertheless, success stories of Jordanian women who managed to overcome barriers and establish their own businesses do exist. With this article we would like to draw attention to positive examples of Jordanian businesswomen, as they have the power to motivate and inspire others.

Germany’s UN Policy after the Election

Vortrag von Dr. Andreas Nick, MdB

As a member of the German Bundestag as well as a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Dr. Andreas Nick offered his thoughts on the future of crisis management. During his stay in New York, he gave a speech about “Germany’s UN Policy after the Election”. This event took place at the New York office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the American Council on Germany (ACG) on November 27th 2017.

Minsk comes to an agreement with Brussels

BELARUS AFTER THE FIFTH EASTERN PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT OF THE EU

The rapprochement process between Belarus and the European Union, which started in 2015, gains new momentum thanks to the Eastern Partnership Summit in November 2017. Further tangible progress now to expected — if Belarus remains active going forward.

"Repair the roof while the sun is shining."

European Summit of the 14/15th December 2017

"We started repairing our roof. But we have to finish this job (...) as long as the sun is shining, " EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said this in his State of the Union speech in Strasbourg this year. The last European Council summit of the year on 14 and 15 December 2017 was under this star.

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