Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

European Parliament: How European Will It Be?

Report

Two weeks after the vote is a good time to reflect and ask questions about the future of European institutions. To what extent have the scenarios — both the optimistic and the bleak— played out? What do the election results say about the expectations and fears of Europeans? What is the balance of political power and which factions and coalitions — old and new — will set the Parliament’s agenda? How will the EP election impact the shape of other European institutions?

By Alicja Sybilska

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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

A Guide to the US Democratic Primaries

Article

The world is watching as the United States prepares for its next election marathon. Many Europeans want to know where the Democratic presidential hopefuls stand on issues from climate change or migration to regulating Big Tech. But where to start with more than 20 candidates? We try to cut a path through the US Democratic primary jungle.

By Hannah Winnick, Sabine Muscat

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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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

The European Election in Germany

pdf
e-paper

This E-Paper analyse the results of the European Election in Germany and the specific impacts on national politics and the competition between the parties in Germany.

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.

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