Publications

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The European Elections from the Inside

by Hardy Ostry, Mathias Koch, Thorsten Geißler, Borislaw Wankow, Maria Tchakarova, Ludger Bruckwilder, Elisabeth Bauer, Kai Gläser, Sveta Pääru, Mikko von Bremen, Nino Galetti, Nele Katharina Wissmann, Henri Bohnet, Jeroen Kohls, Johanna Fleger, Felix Dane, Caroline Kanter, Silke Schmidt-Thrö, Holger Haibach, Luka Blaić, Daiga Krieva, Augustina Zamuškevičiūtė, Dalia Friedt, Claudia Crawford, Angelika Klein, Michael Quaas, Wilhelm Hofmeister, Franziska Rachel, Martin Sieg, Andrei Avram, Elina Grinhofa, Matthias Barner, Agáta Pešková, Alena Resl, Bence Bauer, LL.M, Ulrica Helgesson, Johannes Spreitz, Frank Spengler

Election Report issued by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung European Office regarding the 2019 European Parliament
The Election Report entitled “European Elections from the Inside” presents the results from the 2019 European Parliament elections from both a European and national perspective. Together with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s other overseas offices, we have compiled a concise overview for each of the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU), which analyses the results in the respective countries against the backdrop of current developments. In doing so, this series of reports therefore makes a significant contribution to enabling a more in-depth understanding of the overall results from the 2019 European elections.

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First conservative-lead majority government since 1985

by Elisabeth Bauer, Elina Grinhofa, Eirik Saetre

Christian Democrats join the centre-right coalition in Norway
Dieser Länderbericht steht nur auf Englisch zur Verfügung.

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Denmark debates stricter regula-tions for asylum

by Elisabeth Bauer, Kai Gläser

Leading Social Democrats are questioning the right of asylum
Similar to Germany, the Danish debate about how to treat asylum seekers and the legitimacy of the right of asylum has intensified since the migration crisis’ peak. A proposal by the social democrats (Sozialdemokraterne) caught the public off guard and led to a fierce discussion drawing either support or outright con-demnation.

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Sauli Niinistö confirmed as Finnish President

by Elisabeth Bauer, Mikko von Bremen

Finnish President gets re-elected to second term in a landslide victory
Since 1994 the President in Finland gets elected through direct vote by the people. Scoring 62.7% of the vote Sauli Niinistö is the first ever presidential candidate to get elected in the first round by securing an absolute majority straight away. The reasons for the president´s his high ap-proval ratings appear to symbolize shifts in Finnish politics.

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Norway to form a new government

by Elisabeth Bauer, Kai Gläser

Conservatives wrap up deal with two partners to form a new governing coalition
After the Norwegians went to the polls in October 2017 the governing conservative party Høyre headed by Prime Minister Erna Solberg, gathered support to form a new coalition with the right-leaning popu-list Progress Party (Fremskrittpartiet) and the liberal Venstre party.

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Liberals and right-wing populists losing support

by Elisabeth Bauer, Kai Gläser

Social democrats come out on top from local elections in Denmark
The social democrats (Socialdemokratiet) managed to strengthen their position as Denmark´s strongest political force as expected during local elections. Both Lib-erals (Venstre) and the nationalist Danish party of the people (Dansk Folkeparti) saw their electorate shrink.

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:

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Europe can still find a common language

by Hans-Gert Pöttering, Ilkka Suominen

Eurooppa voi yhä löytää yhteisen sävelen
Article on the current situation of Europe by Hans-Gert Pöttering, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and Ilkka Suominen, politician of the Finnish National Coalition Party (Kokoomus). Published in the Helsingin Sanomat, Finland's largest daily newspaper.PUBLISHED IN FINNISH LANGUAGE

Country Reports

Norway´s government seeks for renewal of the national budget

by André Oktay-Dahl, Elisabeth Bauer, Inken Sittler

Norway has to reduce its dependence on mineral oil
The decline of prices of mineral oil from about 110 USD (around 97 Euro) per barrel in summer 2014 to the current price of under 50 USD (around 44 Euro) endangers Norway's wealth. The development of the oil and gas prices has been weaker than expected, although the oil prices have slightly increased again in the last two months. That is why the Norwegian state has to balance out lower income from the mineral oil activities. At the same time, state oil funds grow slower than predicted.

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Iceland´s new president starts his mandate with a historical novelity

by Elisabeth Bauer, Janis Krastins

Political newcomer Gudni Johannesson wins elections
On the first days after his election, the new President and political newcomer Gudni Johannesson could witness Icelands Football National team kicking out England with 2:1 of the European Championship.