Nip it in the bud!

The EU Commission Strengthens the Rule of Law

The Rule of Law is one of the fundamental values of our shared European set of values. The EU Commission has long been committed to strengthening the Rule of Law within the Union. In its Communication of 17 July 2019, the EU Commission presents its blueprint for action to further develop the existing and new mechanisms. It is evident that the Commission´s aim is to take action much earlier than it has hitherto been the case. The following paper presents the individual suggestions, places them in an overall context and takes a critical look at them. The mills of Brussels grind slowly. What will become reality depends on the political struggle in the coming months and probably years. It is to be expected that the process id strengthening the Rule of Law within the EU will be continued under the designated EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

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10 Dinge, die man vor dem Besuch von Bundeskanzlerin Merkel in Indien wissen sollte

Deutschland ist Indiens wichtigster Handelspartner innerhalb der EU und beide Staaten verbindet das gemeinsame Interesse an der Aufrechterhaltung einer regelbasierten internationalen Ordnung.

Jordan-IMF Relations

In this paper Marwan Kardoosh outlines Jordan-IMF Relations since 1989.


New Book: A Pillar of Democracy on Shaky Ground – Public Service Media in South East Europe

For the first time, the KAS Media Programme publishes a comprehensive overview on public service media in South East Europe

Strong Majority in South East Europe: Public Service Media Are Important for Democracy

Results of KAS Media Programme’s survey on significance of public service media in ten countries of South East Europe

More than two-thirds of media user say that public service media are important for a democratic society. In the same time, almost 65 percent see the public broadcasters under political influence. These are the results of a current opinion poll in ten countries which are covered by the Media Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Sofia.

Zukunft der politischen Bildung in der Slowakei

Am 24. Oktober 2019 veröffentlichte die „Partnerschaft für politische Bildung“, in der KAS-Partnerorganisationen vereint sind, ein Dokument zur Zukunft der Politischen Bildung in der Slowakei.

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How to Proceed with Nord Stream 2?

Germany's Foreign Policy Options

When it comes to Nord Stream 2, opinions tend to differ sharply. What constitutes a primarily economic project for some is a highly political issue for others. Irrespective of the pipeline commissioning in 2020, many issues remain open and harbour serious political risks.


Sieg des Peronismus bei den argentinischen Präsidentschaftswahlen

Präsident Mauricio Macri gibt das Amt des Staatsoberhauptes zum 10. Dezember an Alberto Fernández ab

Für die argentinische Demokratie ist die Erstarkung von PRO im Vergleich zu den Vorwahlen eine gute Nachricht. Der Peronismus unter Fernández wird darauf angewiesen sein, sich mit der kommenden Opposition im Kongress abzustimmen. Dies wird voraussichtlich dazu führen, dass sich die Regierung Fernández eher in der Mitte des politischen Spektrums positioniert. Allerdings wird erst, wenn Alberto Fernández sein Kabinett vorstellt, Klarheit über die politische Ausrichtung des neugewählten Präsidenten herrschen.

Die Stunde der Regionen

Regionalwahlen Kolumbien 2019

Am 27. Oktober 2019 fanden die Wahlen zu insgesamt 22.000 lokalen und regionalen Wahlämtern statt. 32 Gouverneure und 1.101 Bürgermeister sowie zahlreiche Stadträte und Mitglieder von Regionalversammlungen werden ihre Ämter am 1. Januar 2020 antreten.

3ra Semana del Clima

La 3ra Semana de Clima de la Fundación Konrad Adenauer, que tuvo lugar del 16 al 18 de octubre de 2019 en Santiago de Chile, llegó a una conclusión satisfactoria. No sólo las conferencias de tres días, seminarios y EXPO con nuevos invitados y expositores fueron un gran éxito, sino también las actividades en las tardes fueron de gran interés.

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.