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

U.S. National Lieutenant Governors Discover Germany’s Economic and Political Landscape

The Transatlantic Dialogue Program of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) was delighted to bring a delegation of U.S. Lieutenant Governors and their staff in cooperation with the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) to Düsseldorf and Berlin for a productive and insightful week-long study tour to facilitate exchanges between U.S. and German legislators on… Read More

FNF-Transatlantic Conference 2017: What did we discuss?

The Transatlantic Dialogue Program of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) held its annual Transatlantic Conference in Ottawa, Canada from May 18-21, 2017. The conference brought together political professionals from multiple regions across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany and Belgium in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, to discuss the current state of transatlantic… Read More

Anfang vom Ende der transatlantischen Freundschaft? Erfolgsmeldungen und Mahnungen nach Trumps erster Auslandsreise

Donald Trump ist wieder zurück in Washington, DC. Neun Tage war er im Ausland unterwegs, reiste nach Saudi-Arabien, Israel, in den Vatikan, zum G7-Treffen nach Italien und zum NATO-Gipfel nach Belgien. Was aber bleibt am Ende übrig von der ersten Auslandsreise des neuen US-Präsidenten? Einerseits Zufriedenheit und Erleichterung bei den Saudis, andererseits Ungewissheit und Empörung… 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