Newsletter October 2018

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Green Party Celebrates a Historic Victory in Bavaria – What’s Next


State elections in Bavaria mark a shift in the party countryside in Germany. Civil society sees environmental issues to be addressed by political actors and respective policies as an important cause of action now and in the future.

By Arne Jungjohann

Out of Focus: the EU’s Relations with the Western Balkans


The EU has lost a great deal of its standing and influence in the Western Balkans. Domestic political elites consolidate their power through ever-tightening control over civic space. Why do millions of euros in governance and civil society assistance have failed to support robust democracies? 

By Toby Vogel

Searching for Asylum in the Mediterranean


The need to balance humanitarian responses and legal obligations while ‘ending’ irregular migratory journeys has overwhelmed the EU for the past three years. A patchwork of policies emerged as a response to the ‘refugee crisis’ of 2015. Who undertakes the responsibility for search and rescue, disembarkation and asylum processing?

By Angeliki Dimitriadi

Greens in Europe

Our Green monthly figure! To see the share of the Green party in each Member State, click on the map & move your cursor over each country.


IPCC Special Report on 1.5: Limiting Global Warming without Temperature "Overshoot"


The IPCC Special Report on 1.5 opts for a rigorous interpretation of the 1.5 limit on global warming. It has good reasons to do so: "Overshooting" that target risks irreversible impacts and damage for societies and ecosystems, and increases reliance on unproven, high-risk geoengineering technologies.

By Linda Schneider

Frequently Asked Questions on 1.5°C and Geoengineering


What's the difference between 1.5°C and 2°C? What are "negative emissions"? What's the problem with geoengineering? Why and how is the Heinrich Böll Foundation working on the topic of geoengineering and the 1.5°C limit? Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the 1,5°C target and the topic of geoengineering.

Radical Realism for Climate Justice


Limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial is feasible. This publication is a civil society response to the challenge of limiting global warming to 1.5°C while also paving the way for climate justice.


Feminicide: a Global Phenomenon - Feminicidio: un fenómeno global


A new framework for the cooperation between the European Union and Latin America to promote gender equality and eradicate violence against women and feminicide.

Nuevo marco para la cooperación entre la unión europea y américa latina para promover la igualdad de género y erradicar la violencia contra las mujeres y el feminicidio

Thousands of refugees in difficult conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina


More than 8,000 people have crossed the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina since the beginning of the year, the number is increasing each day. Only a few hundred of those who are registered are decent accommodations, others live on the streets, in provisional camps. Those happier among them found accommodation with the local population or in hostels and hotels.

By Nidžara Ahmetašević

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The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is a global network of more than 32 offices worldwide. In this section we present one of our offices and its work once a month.

In this newsletter edition intriduce our Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung France office in Paris. French-German co-operation is key to resolving the countless external as well as internal challenges the European Union is facing today. Therefore, the Heinrich Böll Foundation has decided to open a new office in Paris in 2016.

The France office attempts to improve the constructive dialogue between France and Germany. It focuses on four main topics, namely, energy transition and climate protection, greening the economy, democracy's crisis of confidence, and European politics. Along with the European Union office in Brussels, the Paris office works on European refugee and integration policies, developing strategies against far-right and right-wing populist forces, and promoting a common European foreign and security policy.

Find out the latest topics on Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung France (FR/DE)

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