Newsletter January 2017

Upcoming Events

Jan 26

The Role of Regional Cooperation in Energy Transition and Upscaling Renewable Energy

This event is fully booked

Feb 08

Reconnecting Europe I What are the Main Challenges Facing the European Union in 2017?

Böll Lunch Debate

Mar 20

What is Next for Europe?

The Liberal Democracy Crisis and the Future of the EU

Climate & Energy

The Irreversible Momentum of Clean Energy

President Obama speaks to the Airman of Nellis Air Force Base Nev. during a visit to Las Vegas. The president spoke about issues concerning world energy and the importance of solar power. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Brian Ybarbo, released) Jan 18, 2017 by Barack Obama

President Barack Obama discusses the long-term potential of renewable energies and sees the global energy transition as irreversible. Now more than ever, the world needs to embrace the opportunity of clean energy and cooperate on its climate goals.

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In Good Company. The German Energy Transition and Its Echo in France

Dec 20, 2016 by Kathrin Glastra Andreas Rüdinger

The chosen method - retention of two thirds of nuclear energy - is only at first sight incompatible with the idea of the German energy transition. The objective is strikingly similar.

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Enhancing Regional Renewables Cooperation in the EU

Jan 19, 2017 pdf

Key insights and policy recommendations for decisionmakers on local, national and European level from a study tour to the North Sea region.

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European Union

Workshop European Neighbourhood Policy (South)

Jan 07, 2017

Our "Expert Workshop Southern Neighbourhood" brought together experts from different backgrounds with our regional offices and the contributors to our web dossier Rebuilding the Neighbourhood to discuss the European Neighbourhood Policy.

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Moving Closer to a Reset ─ Turkey and the EU in 2017

Dec 24, 2016 by Joost Lagendijk

The EU-Turkey relations have been put to test on numerous occasions this year. In the first half of 2017 further political events of importance are to be expected which will set the path for future relations.

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A Slippery Slope: The USA after the Presidential Elections

Dec 15, 2016 by Ralf Fücks

Ralf Fücks visited the United States in the week after the elections for talks and events in New York and Washington DC. Reflections and highlights from a nation in shock.

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The Lady and the Trump: the US Presidential Election 2016 and Its Impact on Europe

Jan 01, 2017 pdf

The 2016 Presidential election results have been hard to predict but the Republican Donald Trump had been able to convince more than 50% of the electoral delegates. At our event we analysed the outcome and its impact on Europe.

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After the Brexit Referendum: Is the European Union Still Worth Fighting For?

Dec 22, 2016 pdf

After the ‘Leave’ vote in last June’s Brexit referendum, the European Union is shaking on its foundations. Our office invited young Europeans to debate about the Europe they want with EU veterans, Members of the European Parliament, EU experts from think tanks and representatives of civil society.

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