|'Black-Red-Gold Card' Could Help Germany Attract More Highly Skilled Workers
Despite the record number of immigrants coming to Germany, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is calling for a strategic realignment of the country's policy on immigration. "Germany will need more qualified immigrants than ever before," said Jörg Dräger, member of the ...
|Managers: less expectation of job security and fair compensation
Despite strong economic demand, fewer managers in Germany feel that the jobs in their company are secure and that performance is being appropriately compensated. According to the twice-yearly survey carried out by research institute FKI on behalf of the Bertelsmann ...
|Bertelsmann Stiftung: Germany profits from the Euro
Germany profits considerably from the Euro, as a current model calculation of Prognos AG shows that was drawn up on the order of the Bertelsmann Stiftung. "Germany's membership in the currency union reduces costs for international trade and protects it from strong ...
|Brussels Think Tank Dialogue 2013: EU future debate requires clear targets
The foreseeable change in the European Treaties provides think tanks with the opportunity to actively shape the future of the European Union. During the opening of the Brussels Think Tank Dialogue 2013, the Chairman of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Aart De Geus, ...
|Looking Beyond the Political Gridlock in Washington and Economic Woe in Europe
The US economy is back to form, but domestic political gridlock, volatile job numbers and shaky financial markets threaten to unravel the recent success story. On the other side of the Atlantic, the eurozone has overcome its existential crisis, but the path to future ...
|Tempered Optimism Greets TTIP
A survey of 120 stakeholders in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations reveals that 88 percent believe the US and the European Union (EU) will come to an agreement on expanding their economic ties. But the overwhelming optimism is ...
|Germany's image in Spain continues to be mainly positive in spite of the economic and financial crisis
In contrast to public perception, the Spaniards' view of Germany has hardly suffered. A current survey performed by the opinion research institutes EMNID in the Federal Republic and METROSCOPIA in Spain on the order of the Bertelsmann Stiftung also suggests that young ...
|The world's industrial nations are on course to increase the severity of the intergenerational conflict
Most OECD states maintain their wealth and prosperity at the expense of their children and succeeding generations. They are thus endangering not only their own future but are also acting unfairly towards their own descendants. Those are just some of the findings from ...
|Corruption slows growth in Europe
EU member states must make a vigorous effort to fight corruption if they want to find a way out of the current crisis. That is one of the findings of a study conducted by the Berlin-based Hertie School of Governance. The study was presented to the European Parliament ...
|BRIC By BRIC: Building an Alternative to Bretton Woods Development
In the wake of the 5th BRICS summit in South Africa, World Bank President Jim Young Kim apparently tried to reaffirm his institution's relevance in a speech at Georgetown University. The reason: The World Bank faces mounting competition from the BRICS countries. ...
|Bertelsman Stiftung event focuses on self- and co-regulation
How can public-private collaboration at the sector level address societal problems? What are the success factors of such initiatives? What are their strengths and limitations compared to traditional governance approaches?
|Can Europe Learn from Latin America?
The Bertelsmann Foundation presented "Surviving A Debt Crisis: Five Lessons for Europe from Latin America", a study by Samuel George. The report looks at Latin America during its financial crises in 1982-1989 and 2001-2002 and offers Europe an opportunity to learn ...
|BRICS Summit in Durban: South Africa no Role Model for the Continent
South Africa, host to this year's summit of the emerging BRICS countries in just a few days time, is not a model for sustainable development on the African continent. That is to say, the country, in contrast to Brazil for example, has not made convincing social ...
|Mixed Signals from Beijing
What kind of policy will China's new leadership under Mr. Xi Jinping pursue? This question has been much discussed in the international community since Xi's rise to power in November 2012. In the past four months, Xi has presented himself as a reformer in the mode of ...
|Political decision making for school students
Rarely have so many youngsters taken part in a policymaking decision: between 87 and 93 percent of the students at the four secondary schools in Rietberg near Gütersloh voted to determine what will happen with a portion of the funds made available to their schools by ...
|Kerry in Europe: Missing A Stop
Although John Kerry's current trip to Europe is important for the United States from both a political and economic point of view, his itinerary is missing one key stop – writes Annette Heuser, executive director of the Washington, DC-based Bertelsmann Foundation, in ...
|A New US-EU Trade Deal: Are We Synching?
President Obama's State of the Union announcement to "launch talks on a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union" committed the US to engage in its most ambitious economic re-wiring in a generation. The force of the ...
|Syria: From Rebellion to All-Out War
The situation in Syria at the beginning of 2013 could hardly be worse. Dead, wounded, refugees, a humanitarian disaster. President Assad is destroying his country and waging war against his own people. Russia and Iran back the regime. The West wants regime change ...
|Egypt needs to end its ideological strife
Christian-Peter Hanelt, the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Middle East expert, was in attendance on Wednesday afternoon when Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi paid his first visit to Berlin. He was there as Morsi made his way to the Federal Economics Ministry in order to ...
|A "Steady Hand" Policy: New Obama Administration needs continuous Engagement and an economic compact with Europe
Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the Unites States for a further four year term. The publication of the "Field Manual to Europe" by the Bertelsmann Foundation in the US coincides with the official start of Obama's second term in office. The theme of the ...
|50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty – Strength based on difference
On the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty between Germany and France, both countries can be justly proud of their cooperation and look toward the future with a real sense of ambition. This is important as there is a lot of work to be done.Europe is the stage upon ...
|An opportunity for young opera singers: International applications to compete in NEUE STIMMEN 2013 are now being accepted
Talented young opera singers are invited to submit their applications for the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s 15th International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN by March 31, 2013. The finals of the competition will take place in Gütersloh from October 6 to 13, 2013. The jury ...
|In 2013 the Problems of the Middle East Are Going to Keep Europe on its Toes
January: Parliamentary elections in Israel. March. Parliamentary elections in Egypt. June: Presidential elections in Iran. These three elections remind us of the fact that in 2013 there are three basic problems in Europe's southern neighbourhood: the ...
|The European Union and Russia at a dead end?
The next EU-Russia summit will take place in Brussels on December 21. Brussels and Moscow are under pressure to negotiate a new fundamental agreement. The Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) that is presently in force was ratified in 1997 with a formal ...
|Older Workers - Outlook and Opportunities
On 6 December 2012 the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the European Policy Centre (EPC) presented the findings of their joint venture project „Creating Second Career Labour Markets – Towards more Employment Opportunities for Older Workers“ to the public and policy makers. In ...