Europe at a Crossroads: 2017 Elections in France and Germany – A Discussion with MEP Alexander Graf Lambsdorff

Though the European Union remains an exceptional model for how countries can form an economic union and cooperate together peacefully, the EU is facing internal challenges to its democratic institutions. Europe stands at a crossroads this year, as voters prepare to elect new governments in both France and Germany. On this occasion the Friedrich Naumann… Read More

FNF-Panel Discussion: Tipping Point? European Politics in an Age of Migration

Asylum and border control policies currently stand at the forefront of debate in European politics. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom’s Transatlantic Dialogue Program hosted the Member of the European Parliament Angelika Mlinar to discuss some of the challenges posed by the refugee crisis and present solutions for a handful of the problems faced. Ms.… Read More

Panel Discussion on Germany’s Political Challenges

How does Germany cope with the current refugee crisis? What’s the German standpoint vis-à-vis Russia? And what are the prospects for German liberals? Those were the main topics Dr. Ekkehard Klug, Member of the State Parliament of Schleswig-Holstein, Gisela Piltz, former Member of the Bundestag and Member of the Board of Trustees of FNF; and… Read More

Turkey – A Rising Regional Power – Strategic Challenges and Prospects

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom’s (FNF) Transatlantic Dialogue Program (TAD) was delighted to welcome Dr. Rainer Adam, Regional Director for East and Southeast Europe of the FNF, to Washington, D.C. in October. Dr. Adam was visiting Washington as part of the Promoting Tolerance Program, a study trip organized by the American Jewish Committee and… Read More

Transatlantic Conference 2015: Immigration and Integration – Cross-country Comparison of Systems

The topic of immigration is a matter of urgency in politics due to huge flows of refugees entering Northern America and Europe every day and the necessity of a solution to solve demographic problems. The panel on ‘Immigration and Integration – Cross-country Comparison of Systems’ at the TAD’s Transatlantic Conference discussed the debate surrounding immigration… Read More

On the Tracks of State-Level Politics: FNF Delegation Attending this Year’s NCSL’s Legislative Summit

A joint delegation of the Wolfgang Döring Foundation (WDS) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), consisting of German state legislators and representatives of the two Foundations, attended this year’s National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit. From August 3 – 6, 2015 legislators and legislative staff from all US states gathered in… Read More