Upcoming Event: “Transatlantisches Freiheitsforum” on July 17 2018

Today, genuine transatlantic dialogue has become more important than ever. It is an essential tool for opening up new channels of communication and developing productive formats of transatlantic engagement, thereby strengthening a partnership founded upon the ideal of freedom, which in turn promotes prosperity and stability both within the U.S. To encourage this dialogue, the… Read More

New Government, Same Coalition: German Politics and the Grand Coalition (GroKo)

The Transatlantic Dialogue Program of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom was delighted to welcome Manfred Richter, Treasurer and Member of the Executive Board of the Foundation, to a discussion on the current political situation in Germany. After not reaching the 5% threshold in 2013, the FDP returned to the Federal Parliament after obtaining 10.7%… Read More

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