Coalition Watch: Is Germany’s Groundhog Day Approaching?

In Washington, DC, the Hon. Michael Georg Link, Member of the Bundestag and Spokesperson for European Affairs of the FDP Caucus, along with Deputy Chairman of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Professor Dr. Karl-Heinz Paqué shared their insights on the political situation in Germany following the recent coalition agreement formed between the parties of the grand… Read More

MEP Angelika Mlinar on the Future of Europe

A Discussion with Angelika Mlinar, MEP for the Austrian liberal party NEOS, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. What does the future of Europe look like? Between the migration crisis, Brexit, and the election of Trump, 2016 was a difficult year for the European Union. However, 2017 was a year of relief: in… Read More

Better Together? Free Trade in the Protectionist Era

Perspectives from Pakistan, Europe, South Africa, and Lebanon On Thursday, August 3, 2017, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom’s Expert Hub on the World Economic Order hosted a luncheon and panel discussion with study tour participants on the Forum’s inaugural program, entitled “Better Together? Free Trade in the Protectionist Era”. Panelists from Lebanon, Belgium, South… Read More

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