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KAS / Edgar Nemschok

„Die NATO ist nicht nur ein Verteidigungsbündnis, sie ist auch ein Bündnis gemeinsamer Werte.“

Bericht zur XII. Adenauer Konferenz am 16. Mai 2024

Am zweiten Tag der XII. Adenauer-Konferenz stand die Stärkung des europäischen Pfeilers in der NATO und die Zukunft des Bündnisses im Fokus. Neben dem 75. Jahrestag der Gründung der NATO warf die Konferenz auch den Blick auf die 20-jährige Mitgliedschaft Rumäniens im Verteidigungsbündnis.

KAS/Edgar Nemschok

„A turning point requires determination“

Report on the XII. Adenauer Conference on 15 May 2024

"A turning point requires determination so that we can act collectively in the EU and NATO," stated Finnish Foreign Minister Elina Valtonen right at the start of the XII Adenauer Conference. Adenauer Conference.

„Free the Children Now!“

On November 15 and 16, 2023, a group of relatives of hostages abducted in the Gaza Strip visited Germany.

In the course of Hamas' brutal terrorist attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, over 200 people were abducted to the Gaza Strip and have been held there for over five weeks. Among the hostages are at least 34 children. 20 of them are now orphans without knowing it, as the terrorists killed their parents. Impressive initiatives have been formed in Israel to free the hostages, which have also met with a great response internationally. On November 15 and 16, 2023, a group of relatives of hostages abducted in the Gaza Strip visited Germany: Gilad Korngold, Avihai Brodutch and Batsheva Yahalomi Cohen with their daughter Yael. All of them had family members - partners, children or grandchildren - abducted to the Gaza Strip. Talks were held with the Qatari Embassy, Bundestag President Bärbel Bas, Finance Minister Christian Lindner, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael Roth, and the Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group for Foreign Affairs, Johann Wadephul, as well as other members of the Bundestag and the Federal Chancellery. The delegation also took part in the commemoration of the Reichspogromnacht in the Berlin House of Representatives. A press conference was held at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation on Wednesday afternoon.

KAS/Sven Moschitz

“Peace is not a natural state”

F.A.Z.-KAS debate

Experts discuss Germany's ability to defend itself. It becomes clear that there is room for improvement and that there are countries to learn from.

Dorin Recean, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, visits the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Talks with Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert on reforms, challenges and the country's European path

On September 28, Dorin Recean visited the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for talks with Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert and members of the Bundestag. The delegation visit focused on economic and energy issues, the state of reforms in the country and the upcoming decision of the European institutions to open accession negotiations with the Republic of Moldova.

Die Zukunft des Westlichen Balkans liegt in der EU

8. Westbalkan-Botschafterkonferenz

Wenige Wochen vor dem nächsten Gipfel des Berliner Prozesses in Tirana lud die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung am 20. September 2023 zum 8. Mal zur Westbalkan-Botschafterkonferenz ein. Die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer des Formats tauschten sich zu Lösungsansätzen und Verbesserungspotenzialen beim Ausbau der Verkehrsinfrastruktur aus und setzten sich mit den Gefahren von Desinformation auseinander. Darüber hinaus wurden geopolitische Herausforderungen ausführlich beleuchtet.

Oleksandr Popenko / PIJL

African journalists visit war torn regions of Ukraine

Fighting for Facts

On site, there was a clear sense that this is an invasion - with Russia as the aggressor: The three journalists of the KAS-funded delegation to Ukraine Dapo Olorunyomi, editor of the leading Nigerian investigative news platform Premium Times, Simon Allison, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Continent, a newspaper widely read across the continent, and Mondli Makhanya, editor-in-chief of the South African newspaper City Press were unanimous about this.

Old partners, new alliances?

The "German-Arab Gulf Dialogue" for the first time at the KAS

Amidst geostrategic shifts, economic upheavals and looming challenges of global climate and energy policy, high-ranking politicians from the Gulf states and Germany met for the fifth "German-Arab Gulf Dialogue on Security and Cooperation", the flagship event of KAS, the Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS) and the German-Arab Friendship Association (DAFG). During two days of open and honest discussions, one question was dominating the agenda: How can the partnership between Germany and the Gulf States be strengthened?

Digital Latin America

Innovation, Citizen Participation and Digital Ethics

On March 29, 2023, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation hosted a technical conference to discuss examples of innovative digital Latin America with experts.

Politische Parteien erfolgreich organisieren

Dialogprogramm für Generalsekretäre afrikanischer politischer Parteien

Der Erfolg politischer Parteien hängt in hohem Maße von deren Fähigkeit ab, sich als Organisation gut aufzustellen. Im Rahmen der Parteienförderung der KAS haben eine Generalsekretärin und sechs Generalsekretäre afrikanischer politischer Parteien vom 8.-12. Mai 2023 an einem Informationsprogramm in Berlin und Düsseldorf teilgenommen.

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