Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

A changing European Parliament

Commentary

The European Parliament has become more pluralist and more diverse, which may mean opportunities for its future work. As part of a broader pro-European alliance the Greens will unquestionably play an important role in the newly elected Parliament.

By Eva van de Rakt

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Democracy & Human Rights, Energy & Climate, Europe & International Politics and European Agricultural Policy. 
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Democracy & Human Rights

2019 Cohort of Transatlantic Media Fellows

Announcement

We are excited to announce our selection of Transatlantic Media Fellows for 2019.

Within the framework of the Transatlantic Media Fellowships we cooperate with our Office in Washington, DC. As a part of the programme, we support committed journalism by offering stipend for journalists for a travel to the United States to research stories relevant to the foundation’s work on climate and energy policy, democracy and social policy, or foreign and security policy.

Free media, free people. The fight against disinformation as a global challenge

Report

Disinformation, manipulations, political smear campaigns and a rising pressure on journalists, sometimes even leading to physical attacks  – these are all dangerous phenomena which have become all too painfully known to us during the last years. They pose a direct threat to free journalism, at the same time challenging the very integrity of democratic processes and societies. 

By Gert Röhrborn, Kevin Skrzypczak
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Energy & Climate

A new Global Biodiversity Framework …for what and for whom?

Analysis

Nearly a decade after the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) set the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, evidence shows that the actions undertaken to implement them have not been sufficient. What should a new Global Biodiversity Framework look like?

By Gadir Lavadenz

Launch of the Energy Atlas 2018

Report

The democratisation of energy transition processes has already begun, putting the future in the hands of both cities and municipalities, as well as millions of Europe’s ordinary citizens.

By Katarzyna Ugryn, Lidia Dąbrowska
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Europe & International Politics

European election campaign in Poland: test run for autumn general elections

Backgrounder

The figures speak for themselves: 15 years after joining the European community, 91 percent of Poles support EU membership, with only five percent against. According to 78 percent of those surveyed, the consequences are overwhelmingly positive. Moreover, 56 percent feel they are Europeans, an increase of around 13 percent compared to 2014.

By Irene Hahn-Fuhr
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European Agricultural Policy

The European Agricultural Policy Programme

In early 2018 we launched the European Agricultural Policy Programme in Warsaw. Because of the European Union’s planned reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, we want to work to initiate a debate and exchange of views between various actors on the effects of the CAP as it is currently functioning, and on the improvements it requires. 

By Ewa Jakubowska-Lorenz

Public funds for public services

Report

The Wir haben es satt! (We’ve had enough!) demonstration for more sustainable agriculture has been drawing huge crowds for nine years. This year representatives of the Koalicja Żywa Ziemia (Living Earth Coalition) took part. 

By Ewa Jakubowska-Lorenz, Agnieszka Makowska
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Publications

A Local Turn for European Refugee Politics

E-Paper

In this policy paper “A Local Turn for European Refugee Politics” the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung puts forward proposals for a more active role of the municipalities in refugee and asylum policy.

Safeguarding Democracy in the European Union

Publication Series on Europe – Volume 9:

Liberal democracies are under pressure, both worldwide and in Europe. For example, in Hungary and Poland, farright nationalist to nationalistic parties are in government and propagate an ‘illiberal’ democracy. The dismantling of democracy in an EU member state is not a national problem – it is a European one. The study makes clear the dilemma in which the EU finds itself and what possibilities for action are available to it.

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