Newsletter April 2019

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European Union


Europe: The Next Act

Interview

Through the dramas of recent years, this interview with the Dutch historian carries us from the EU’s postwar foundation to the year 2049, sketching out what the return of European politics could mean for the decades to come.

By Laurent Standaert, Luuk van Middelaar


The Ukrainian Presidential Elections in Times of Distrust

Article

After the first round of the Ukrainian presidential elections we asked three authors to analyse the outcomes from different perspectives. Yevhen Hlibovytsky, Hanna Shelest and Sergej Sumlenny have a close look at the general outcomes, foreign and security policy related issues as well as sociological aspects. 

By Sergej Sumlenny, Hanna Shelest, Yevhen Hlibovytsky


Reinhard Bütikofer: 'The EU is slowly losing patience with Chinese delaying tactics'

Interview

The next EU-China summit will take place on 9 April. The head of our EU office, Eva van de Rakt, spoke to MEP Reinhard Bütikofer (Greens/EFA) about his expectations for the forthcoming talks and negotiations. 

By Eva van de Rakt


Stabilization via change? The European Union’s support for human rights advocacy in Lebanon

pdf Paper

The European Union perceives civil society as a key partner, and human rights as an overarching theme throughout its support interventions in Lebanon. However, critical voices have questioned in the past years how the EU’s main priority ‘stabilization’ is compatible with its normative aspirations such as civil society and human rights support. Therefore, this article investigates how this alleged contradiction affects the de facto support for human rights organizations by the European Union.

Energy


Climate change and human rights – Can the courts fix it?

Article

Climate litigation is on the rise - in Germany, in Europe and worldwide. What role can courts play in the fight against climate change? This article shows the link between human rights and climate change, its implications, and introduces some of the cases.

By Anne Kling


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.


Climate policy together or not at all

Transatlatic Media Fellowship

The dispute between the supporters of globalisation and the defenders of national sovereignty rages around the world. This also concerns climate policy. 

By Wojciech Jakóbik

Democracy


70 Years of Human Rights. Indivisible. Inalienable. Universal.

Introduction

70 years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We work with our partners around the world towards making democracy and human rights, dignity and freedom a reality for all. The triad of HUman Rights - Democracy- Ecological Sustainability is the basis for our work.

By Barbara Unmüßig


2049: Open Future - Green European Journal

pdf Publication

While the pace of the present day can cloud the vision, casting out our gaze to the future allows a bigger picture to emerge. This edition of the European Green Journal looks forward to imagine the Europe(s) to be in 2049.

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Office of the Month

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is a global network of 34 offices worldwide. Once a month, we present you in this section one of our offices and its work.

Main goal of the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation is to contribute to the forming of free, fair and tolerant societies in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

In the frameworks of the democratic political culture promotion programme, the South Caucasus Regional Office supports initiatives of social and political empowerment of women and sexual minorities. On a regular basis it organizes public debates on key issues of Georgian politics in its office in Tbilisi as well as in the regions. Since 2009, rethinking of Soviet History and studies on totalitarian past has been added to the main working priorities of the Office.

A particular aim of the Foundation is to give impulses for an active and consistent policy of the European Union towards the South Caucasus. The Foundation regularly organizes workshops and discussions in Berlin and Brussels as well as in the region to discuss the role of a common European foreign and security policy towards the conflicts in the region, and to support the inclusion of the region into the "Wider Europe” concept of the EU.

Find out more about their latest FeminStream project, a Feminist Podcast here!


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