Facts & Findings

aus der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

2013

European Island Solutions as a Basis for Strengthening European Defence Capabilities?

by Maik Zarandi

For the first time since 2003, a session of the European Council dedicated to European defence and security policy will take place. Thefact that the heads of state and government will be addressing this subject matter will provide a significant opportunity to give new impetus to concepts – which up to now have in many ways been lacking – for the project of strengthening Europe’s defence capabilities at the very highest political level. One approach that could potentially produce significant progress involves the concept of “island solutions”.

2013

The fight against piracy

by David Petrovic

One aspect of Germany‘s maritime security
David Petrovic takes up this issue and examines more closely one of the key areas of maritime security – the fight against piracy. As Mephistopheles said in Goethe’s Faust: “War, trade, and piracy, allow, as three in one, no separation.”

2013

December Summit – Last Chance?

by Olaf Wientzek

Impulses for the revitalisation of the common security and defense policy
The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) of the EU has so far rarely met the expectations. Lately, it has only played a marginal role in conflicts with European involvement. In the aftermath of the Libyan conflict, there was even some talk of the “demise” of the CSDP. Contrary to numerous predictions, so far the cuts in national defence spending caused by the economic and financial crisis have not produced the necessary political will for greater cooperation.

2013

Economy as an Engine for Change

by Anne Elisabeth Ludwigs

Opportunities of Increased Engagement in the Maghreb
This paper sets out the essential challenges and obstacles for sustainable economic development. Based on this information, concrete recommendations for German (and European) policy makers are formulated which may help to sustainably promote the region’s development potential by means of concerted know-how transfer.

2013

A Fragile Value Chain

by Peter Hefele

The Need for German Maritime Engagement
Reliable maritime lifelines are the foundation of our prosperity, yet in the face of new threats the fragility of global maritime trade routes has massively increased over the past several years. German society and the economic sector are not adequately attuned to this. This paper analyses the significance and the complex challenges confronting Germany as well as other industrial nations in securing their maritime lifelines.

2013

Wo steht Deutschland? Wirtschaft, Arbeitsmarkt, Lebens- und Demokratiezufriedenheit im Frühjahr 2013

by Karsten Grabow, Nico Lange

Deutschland geht es gut. Die zahlreichen öffentlichen und medialen Debatten über Stillstand, Verfall, drohende Verarmung und zunehmende Spaltung entbehren sachlicher Grundlagen. Deutschland hat weder ein massenhaftes Armutsproblem noch droht die soziale Spaltung und es grassieren nicht Hoffnungslosigkeit und weit verbreitete Abstiegsängste. Die überwiegende Mehrheit der Bundesbürger bewertet die allgemeine wirtschaftliche und ihre eigene Lebenslage positiv.

2013

Wie wirkt das Elterngeld?

by Martin Bujard

In Zeiten sich verändernder Familien- und Arbeitsbiographien zeigt das Elterngeld Wirkung. Das ergibt eine aktuelle Analyse der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung zu den Wirkungen des vor fast sieben Jahren verabschiedeten Bundeselternzeit- und Elterngeldgesetzes (BEEG). Demnach sind die meisten vom Gesetzgeber intendierten Ziele des Elterngeldes bisher erfüllt worden. Die Studie zeigt, welche der Ziele ganz oder nur in Ansätzen erfüllt und wo die Erwartungen sogar übertroffen wurden.

2013

Standort Deutschland: Ergebnisse einer qualitativen Expertenbefragung

by Michael Borchard, Helmut Jung, Viola Neu, Sabine Pokorny

Die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hat im Vorfeld des Wirtschaftskongresses zum Thema „Deutschland: Standort mit Tradition und Zukunft“ eine Expertenbefragung durchgeführt. Die wichtigsten im Interview behandelten Untersuchungsthemen betrafen die Grundhaltungen zur derzeitigen Lage der Wirtschaft in Deutschland, deren Stärken, Schwächen und die daraus ableitbaren Chancen und Risiken.

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This serial informs and merges major issues of current topics the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is dealing with.

The editions present:

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  • Offer short analysis
  • Illustrate future plans and
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