Event Reports

The strategic balance between the European Union and Central Asia is out of order.

Experts found problems in the field of energy and security in Central Asia.

Central Asia is one of the main links between Europe and Asia. Related to her country - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have made significant developments after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 2007, the European Union has aimed to grow the partnership with Central Asia.

Educational and interactive program for young party leaders, young politicians and key figures from Kazakhstan

Invited by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, young political leaders of Kazakhstan have spent a week in Berlin. The main theme of the trip was to exchange experiences for further development of the democratic political organizations in Kazakhstan. The program of the visit was organized by the department of internal programs and accompanied by Mr. Thomas Helm, Director of the Foundation in Kazakhstan.

To save Europe, Germany will have to lead

EU Council President Donald Tusk urges Berlin to lead Europe in refugee crisis

Europe’s future will, to a large degree, depend on Germany. These are the words of Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, when he asked all Europeans, as a Pole and as President whether they “want a Germany that is open, tolerant, compassionate, sympathizing with the weaker and the poorer, or a Germany which is closed and ruthless?” To him, there is only one answer.

"Act quickly and vigorously"

Germany's former foreign minister Joschka Fischer on the refugee disaster

The former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer sees Europe in view of the recent refugee disaster in the Mediterranean morally obligated. He calls for more commitment and support for those who are affected. In Berlin, he said: "The minimum, namely that people don't drown like rats in the ocean, is what Europe should at least provide". Instead of pointing fingers and fighting over whom is responsible, Europe's member states must act now quickly and vigorously. Otherwise, more victims are at risk.

"Hope creates a place of liberty in the heart"

Federal President Joachim Gauck celebrates his 75th anniversary

This Thursday, five days after the day he was born 75 years ago, Germany's president Joachim Gauck celebrated his anniversary in a style that suites him at the so-called event: "Democracy and Freedom". Invited by Germany's political foundations, Gauck celebrated with many high representatives, he discussed with fellows of all participating political foundations the words freedom and democracy, and listened to a moving speech by the Israeli author David Grossman.

"2015 will be a good year"

Freihandelsabkommen zwischen der Europäischen Union und Japan

What effects will the advancement of globalization have on small and medium enterprises in Asia and Europe? A key question addressed by both German and Japanese experts at the Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. The benefits and challenges of a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union were also discussed by the panel.

"Let us work together for a better Europe"

Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, holds 5th Speech on Europe

Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, appealed to reform asylum and refugee policies during his Speech on Europe in Berlin.

Trilateral cooperation: Pakistan, Iran urged to promote regional arrangements

Heine: Contribute and support the efforts by the three countries

Security analysts and academics have advised Pakistan and Iran to promote regional cooperation as their common neighbour Afghanistan heads into a new democratic era. They also asked Pakistan to revisit Wakhan corridor importance for trade with central Asian states.

As friends, Germany and France need to lead Europe

Sarkozy visits Berlin

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy talked on friday in Berlin about the importance of the Franco-German friendship at the core of more European integration. In front of about 500 people at an event of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Sarkozy told his audience that he was pleased to speak at such an event, as a friend, as a friend of Hans-Gert Pöttering (chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung) and "as a friend of Germany."

New Partnerships with Emerging Economies

From Traditional Development Cooperation to the protection of Global Public Goods – Expert conference from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the German Development Institute in Cadenabbia from November 8th to 11th 2013.

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

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