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Applications Open for BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting in Croatia

The BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting returns this August to the Croatian coastal village of Mlini, with a number of award-winning journalists and editors as trainers.

IMAGO / Andreas Stroh

In Search of the Least Evil

The ÖVP between the European and National Council Elections

Around 6.4 million Austrians are among the 3.6 billion people worldwide who will be able to vote in the super election year of 2024, most of whom will be going to the ballot box several times – or have already done so. The focus of attention will be on the National Council election on September 29, which follows the recent European elections by a considerable margin. There are also state elections in Vorarlberg and Styria. Since June 9, the motto "after the election is before the election" has applied to federal politics, as for most of the Austrian parties, the European elections were merely a "preliminary skirmish", conducted with little enthusiasm, for the much more decisive election in the fall from an Austrian perspective. Nevertheless, the results of the European elections, which were surprising in many respects, could well have set the course for the National Council elections in the fall.

Weathering Climate Risks toward Positive Peace in Post-Conflict BARMM

In the inaugural 2024 issue of the Adenauer Young Researcher’s Report, former KAS Philippines intern Kuhlyn Salazar delves into why climate change and its impacts should be a pivotal focus in the BARMM's policy agenda.

In the eye of the storm

Resilience against extreme weather events in the MENA region

The rising incidence of extreme weather events in MENA underscores the urgent need for better preparedness and integration of adaptive strategies into national planning to mitigate economic and social challenges.

IMAGO / ITAR-TASS

Presidential Elections 2024 in Mauritania

A pillar of hope in the Sahel region

Presidential elections are due to be held in Mauritania on June 29, 2024. Despite general expecta-tions that the incumbent President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani will be re-elected, political tension remains, including for partners in Europe. This is because Mauritania has gained in importance for the EU in recent years in the Sahel region, which is experiencing coups. The European Union has concluded security and migration cooperation agreements with the only democratically elected government in the Sahel region. The desert state therefore plays an important role as a connecting country between the countries of the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa.

Стипендії для навчання та досліджень у Німеччині

Кінцевий термін подання заявок: 15 липня 2024 року

Фонд Конрада Аденауера надає стипендії іноземним студентам з України для навчання в одному з понад 400 університетів Німеччини. Наша стипендіальна програма орієнтована на іноземних студентів та випускників, які здобули університетську освіту та мають намір закінчити аспірантуру або магістратуру, докторантуру або дослідницьку роботу тривалістю щонайменше чотири семестри в університеті Німеччини. Стандартні періоди фінансування – два роки (магістратура) і три роки (аспірантура).

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GERB wins again in sixth parliamentary election in a row and is also victorious in the European elections

A country in search of political stability

On 9 June, parliamentary elections were held in Bulgaria for the sixth time in just over two years to coincide with the European elections, because GERB-SDS and PP-DB were unable to agree in March to continue their cooperation in the government by changing the prime minister after nine months. The incumbent Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov of PP-DB was to be replaced by Maria Gabriel of GERB, but this did not materialise due to internal contradictions within PP-DB.

Navigating the Impact of Conflict on Syria’s Ethnic, Religious and Tribal Communities

How has the Syrian war impacted the country’s ethnic, religious and tribal communities and their efforts towards peace formation?

This report answers this question based on five critical case studies while highlighting constraints and opportunities towards localised solutions for peace formation in support of viable policy recommendations.

Policy Brief - Navigating the Impact of Conflict on Syria’s Ethnic, Religious & Tribal Communities

Policy recommendations towards localised solutions and peace formation in Syria

This policy brief stems from a larger report that explores ethnic, religious and tribal communities’ efforts towards peace formation in Syria, outlining the viable policy options for international actors that arise from it.

The prohibition of proportional coalitions in Brazil:

dynamics and effects from the local to the national level

Organized by Silvana Krause, Carlos Machado and Lara Mesquita, this book is dedicated to the subject of the end of proportional coalitions in Brazil, with ten chapters written by a select group of experts dedicated to investigating and deepening the understanding of this political phenomenon. This book is essential for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of party coalitions: what they are, the debates and advances made over the years, as well as the impacts of the most recent decisions on Brazilian democracy.

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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

International Reports (IR) is the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's periodical on international politics. It offers political analyses by our experts in Berlin and from more than 100 offices across all regions of the world. Contributions by named authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial team.

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.

Interviews

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

kurzum

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