Hendrik Sittig: “When democracy is threatened, journalists must also take a stand”

Translation of the interview with the Head of KAS Media Programme South East Europe, for the Montenegrin Media Institute, published on 28th of June 2022.

Hendrik Sittig is a journalist himself and worked for many years in public broadcasting in Germany. In the interview, he talks about the importance of strengthening RTCG's independence for the further development of democracy, as well as about the ban on Russian media in view of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine and the fight against disinformation campaigns and fake news.

Polacy i Niemcy - jak dalecy, jak bliscy

Barometr Polska - Niemcy 2022

„Barometr Polska–Niemcy” jest projektem, który cyklicznie gromadzi i publikuje opinie Polaków i Niemców o stanie stosunków polsko-niemieckich i bieżących wyzwaniach. Realizowany jest przez Instytut Spraw Publicznych, Niemiecki Instytut Spraw Polskich w Darmstadt, Fundację Konrada Adenauera w Polsce oraz Fundację Współpracy Polsko-Niemieckiej.

Threats without borders: Are we apt to cope with the challenges?

Policy Papers 2022

Traditionally launched each year during the The Forte de Copacabana International Security Conference, the Policy Papers 2022 publication aims to bring analyses that emphasize the search for solutions to challenges related to the mitigation of global security problems.

Political Thought Nr.64

Energy supply of the future: Between climate protection and energy scarcity

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Institute for Democracy "Societas Civilis" from Skopje would like to present you the 64rd issue of the journal “Political Thought”.

Conflict Weekly, Vol.3, No.12, 22 June 2022

An initiative by NIAS-IPRI and KAS-India Office

Heatwave in Europe, rise of the Left in Colombia and the UNHCR report on Forced Displacement

The Legacy of Canada's Residential School System

Addressing Past Injustices from a Canadian-German Perspective

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The Multilateral Trading System in Crisis: EU-Canada Leadership and Collaboration

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Daniel Augusto | Cuartoscuro.

IX Cumbre de las Américas: ¿error estratégico?

KASBLog: análisis y opinión

Las decisiones tomadas desde la Presidencia en materia de política exterior han sido objeto de debate para muchos. En una histórica cita que reunió a los líderes más importantes de América Latina, el presidente López Obrador optó por ausentarse y enviar en su representación a su secretario de Relaciones Exteriores, Marcelo Ebrard. ¿La razón? Que el presidente Joe Biden no invitara a Cuba, Venezuela y Nicaragua. Con esto, una vez más se coloca del lado de países que no respetan la democracia ni los derechos humanos, una postura constante que pone en entredicho las relaciones de mayor importancia estratégica para México.

European Union

Zwischen Freude und Frustration – Historischer Gipfel in Brüssel

Europäischer Rat vom 23. und 24. Juni 2022

Die Ukraine und die Republik Moldau wurden auf dem Europäischen Rat am 23. und 24. Juni 2022 von den EU-27 offiziell zu EU- Beitrittskandidaten benannt. Übereinstimmend sprachen EU-Ratspräsident Charles Michel und EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen von einer historischen Entscheidung. Der Westbalkan-Gipfel endete dagegen ohne nennenswerte Fortschritte, die Beitrittsgespräche mit Albanien und Nordmazedonien bleiben weiter blockiert. Auch zum schwelenden Konflikt zwischen der Türkei und Griechenland bezog der Rat Stellung, bevor er sich dem Vorschlag der französischen Ratspräsidentschaft annahm, eine neue “Europäische Politische Gemeinschaft” zu bilden. Die Ergebnisse der Konferenz zur Zukunft Europas sollen derweil in einem Follow-Up in enger Zusammenarbeit mit den Bürgerinnen und Bürgern besprochen werden. Der zeitgleich tagende Euro-Gipfel nahm das Europäische Semester an und bestätigte die Aufnahme Kroatiens in die Eurozone.

Risk Factors in Space and How to Manage Them

New Frontiers

With regard to the recent Ukraine war, an intriguing photo has been posted online. The photo features a GPS receiver installed on a Sukhoi Su-34, the main fighter-bomber of the Russian Air Force. Su-34 is one of the country’s important weapon systems, just like F-15K in South Korea. Meanwhile, Russia is known to have sent jamming signals so that Ukraine cannot use GPS signals. In other words, ironically, Russia is utilizing the GPS signals, space assets operated by its potential enemy and at the same time interfering them.

Facts and Findings

Selected contributions to the series with international relevance

The series informs in a concentrated form about important positions of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on current topics. The individual issues present key findings and recommendations, offer brief analyses, explain the Foundation's further plans and name KAS contact persons.


International Reports

Journal for international issues, foreign policy and development cooperation

This periodical responds to questions concerning international issues, foreign policy and development cooperation. It is aimed at access of information about the international work for public and experts.

EPP Party Barometer

The Situation of the European People's Party in the EU

The EPP Party Barometer illustrates the current situation of the EPP party family in the EU. On a non-regular basis, it provides a concise overview of current election results, polls from the member states and the composition of the party family.


In our series "Interviews", talks and discussions are held with experts from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. on various topics.


Concise, reduced to the essentials, but always highly topical. In our series "kurzum", our experts summarise an issue or problem on a maximum of two pages.

Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

Event Reports

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 In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.