Press releases

Power market integration and renewable energy sources should be at the heart of Energy Union

The Baltic Sea region can be the role model for the rest of Europe and provide an example of how to deliver a truly regional renewable energy onto the power market. This is what the was agreed among the participants of the policy breakfast organised in the European Parliament on the 1st December following the publication of the European Commission’s winter package.

World in Focus. Warsaw International Gathering

Where is the world heading and what kind of future awaits Europe? How are today’s uncertainties affecting Poland and how will we deal with them? The World in Focus is an invitation to engage in meetings and discussions on international issues.



Politics of protest. Understanding political protest in Central Europe

The project organized in cooperation with Collegium Civitas examines recent popular protest movements in Central European countries. Six expert seminars serve to examine recent protests in Bosnia, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Invited country experts will discuss the political background, sociological causes and motivations of protests as well as organizational forms of current mobilizations. The case studies will help us to develop a common analytical framework for understanding political protest in the region. Project description.

Reports & Interviews

Successes and failures of supporting Ukraine from the local, Polish and EU perspective

Since the Euromaidan Revolution and with European Union’s support, Ukraine has made progress on implementing necessary reforms. However, in endorsing Ukraine, Europe and its member states made several mistakes. What are implications for the EU from the last three years of Ukraine’s transformation and the Minsk process? Which expectations has Ukraine failed to meet?

By Andrzej Mendel-Nykorowycz

Renationalization of Poland's politics

Interview with Irene Hahn-Fuhr, director of the Warsaw office, for German-speaking public about governmental policies, civil society and party scene.

By Irene Hahn-Fuhr

Dossier: Europe's future after Brexit

For the first time in the EU's history, a member state has voted to leave the European Union. In our dossier, we explore the international reactions: How are the EU member states as well as the US, Russia and Asian governments responding to the Brexit decision? What will be the implications for other EU member states and the future of the European Union?


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Anniversary: Heinrich Böll 1917-1985



Annual Report 2015

The annual report 2015 of the Heinrich Böll Foundation offers an overview about the work in that year of the 31 international offices worldwide and 16 state-level Böll Foundations in Germany.

Verfassungsstreit in Polen: Weg ohne Wiederkehr?

Der polnische Verfassungsgerichtskrimi und seine Bedeutung für die weitere politische Entwicklung. Allerdings zeigen die gegenwärtigen Ereignisse, dass die PiS in der Defensive ihr selbst gemaltes Bild von der gesellschaftlichen Renaissance Polens durch rhetorische Radikalisierung eigenhändig zu zerstören droht. Nur zu welchem Preis? Ein Kommentar von Irene Hahn-Fuhr und Gert Röhrborn.

By Irene Hahn-Fuhr, Gert Röhrborn

EU projects by the Heinrich Böll Foundation