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Kolumbien – Menschen mit Behinderung und Inklusion

Inklusion weltweit – Aktueller Stand aus Kolumbien

In Kolumbien leben ca. 8 % der Gesamtbevölkerung mit einer Behinderung. Wie überall auf der Welt sind diese Menschen mit besonderen Herausforderungen und Hindernissen konfrontiert, welche wir uns im Folgenden näher anschauen wollen. Gleichzeitig werfen wir einen Blick auf Staat und Gesellschaft: Wie werden Menschen mit Behinderung in die Gesellschaft integriert und was tut der Staat (oder was sollte er tun), um sie zu unterstützen?

IMAGO / Jochen Tack

The ECB’s Transmission Protection Instrument

Reforming Economic and Monetary Union

The Transmission Protection Instrument (TPI) of the European Central Bank (ECB) fills a gap in the Economic and Monetary Union governance framework. It is designed to allow bond purchases of individual euro states under certain circumstances in order to contain unwarranted interest rate hikes. At the same time, it has significant shortcomings in its current design. How should the TPI be assessed in this context and how can the Economic and Monetary Union be reformed to better integrate or replace the TPI?

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.

Von Bevormundung zu Teilhabe – Menschen mit Behinderung in Chile

Inklusion weltweit – Aktueller Stand aus Chile

In Chile leben fast 3 Millionen Menschen mit einer Behinderung. Zwar gab es in den letzten Jahrzehnten merkliche Verbesserungen in Hinsicht auf Inklusion und Teilhabe, dennoch sind in Bereichen wie Eingliederung in den Arbeitsmarkt, Bildung, Zugang zum Gesundheitssystem sowie zum öffentlichen Raum noch deutliche Defizite zu vermerken. Auch die gesellschaftliche Sicht auf Menschen mit Behinderung befindet sich im Wandel.

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.

Zugang zum französischen Bildungssystem für Menschen mit Behinderungen

Inklusion weltweit – Aktueller Stand aus Frankreich

Das französische Gleichheitsprinzip greift für Menschen mit Behinderungen, denen so eine gleichberechtigte Teilnahme am gesellschaftlichen Leben gewährleistet werden soll. Trotz zahlreicher Initiativen, die insbesondere in den letzten 20 Jahren Aufwind erfahren haben, ist es für Schüler und Studierende mit Behinderungen weiterhin vergleichsweise schwieriger, eine gleichberechtigte und faire Bildung und Zugang zum Arbeitsmarkt zu erhalten.

Adobe Stock / Vasily Koval

Genome Editing: An important tool to support sustainable agriculture

Interview with Dr. Anja Matzk: On the potential of new breeding techniques from the perspective of a plant breeding company

The European Commission is expected to present a proposal for the regulation of new breeding methods in July 2023. These are currently classified as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by the ECJ's 2018 ruling and regulated accordingly. Dr. Anja Matzk, Head of Regulatory Affairs at KWS Saat SE & Co. KGaA, explains in an interview what contribution genome editing can make to supporting sustainability and promoting health. She also presents the PILTON research project.


„Plant breeding is an agricultural success story“

Interview with Christopher Sieler: The potential of new breeding techniques from the perspective of the agricultural industry

In July 2023, the European Commission is expected to present a revised directive on genetically modified plants. The new breeding techniques have so far been classified as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by the ECJ's 2018 ruling and regulated accordingly. In this interview, Christopher Sieler, Head of Government & Public Affairs Germany for Syngenta, explains the potential of the new breeding techniques and shows why new business areas are also opening up for small and medium-sized companies.


New friends in the "eastern vector"

Upheaval in the foreign policy of Belarus

For decades, the foreign policy of the Republic of Belarus resembled a pendulum game between East and West. But following the crackdown on the peaceful protests in 2020, the "Ryanair incident" and the artificial migration crisis, the regime isolated itself from the West. Lukashenka's complicity in Russia's war of aggression also severed traditionally important ties with Ukraine. In the shadow of Moscow's crushing dominance, Minsk has recently made efforts to deepen its relations with countries of Central Asia, China and Iran. It remains to be seen how Lukashenka's "mediation" in the Wagner uprising will affect his foreign policy leeway.

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Making innovation a daily practice: Genome editing should not be restrictively regulated

Interview with Dr. Ricardo Gent: How can genome editing as an effective method in plant breeding contribute to food security worldwide?

In plant breeding, new plant varieties can be created efficiently and controllably with the help of a new molecular biological method, genome editing. The prerequisite is that the legal framework in the EU provides sufficient scope for this technique. The risk potential is no higher than with conventional breeding methods, unless foreign genes are inserted. From a scientific and business point of view, all arguments speak for a broad approval of genome editing.

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China: The new superpower in space?

A new arms race

The United States sees itself in a "space race" with China. But from Beijing's perspective an arms race in low earth orbit between the U.S. and China has long since begun. In reaching for the stars, China and the U.S. are not only competing for national prestige and global technological leadership, but also for geopolitical influence and military power.


Feminist Foreign Policy: Mongolian Style

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock's visit to Mongolia

The German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is traveling to Asia’s first all-female Foreign Minister conference in Ulaanbaatar: time to fact-check Mongolia’s newly discovered “Feminist Foreign Policy”. Not at least because Baerbock started to invoke Mongolia's example to underline her own German Feminist Foreign Policy.

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