|Euro Zone: Debt Reduction Requires Cutting Spending
The countries in the euro zone that are suffering from a debt crisis need to make it their top priority to cut public spending. To prevent demand from dropping drastically as a result of cutting spending, they need to take economic measures to become more competitive ...
|2012 CEPI Fellows Convene in Brussels
The Bertelsmann Foundation and the Bertelsmann Stiftung Brussels office brought together 20 staffers from the US Congress and the European Parliament (EP) for the first meeting of the 2012 class of the Congressional European Parliament Initiative (CEPI) fellows. The ...
|Still Loved, Though a Little Less
European approval of US President Barack Obama is overwhelmingly high and has slipped only slightly since his election almost four years ago, according to the latest study by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project. The study was presented at the ...
|NRW ist Vorreiter bei Vernetzung von Kommunen in der Integrationspolitik
Der Sachverständigenrat deutscher Stiftungen für Integration und Migration (SVR) stellt heute gemeinsam mit der Bertelsmann Stiftung, der Stiftung Mercator und der<BR>Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland bei einem Fachgespräch mit Experten aus Politik und Praxis die ...
|Bertelsmann Stiftung to Focus on Making Policymaking More Sustainable
The Bertelsmann Stiftung intends to focus on ways of making policymaking more sustainable and increasing the international scope of its own project work, said Prof. Gunter Thielen, the Bertelsmann Stiftung chairman and CEO, in presenting the foundation’s 2011 Annual ...
|The Mediterranean Is More Than Just the Aegean
Despite the extent of the Greek crisis, Europeans cannot afford to become insular and thereby ignore challenges in the greater Mediterranean region. That was the prevailing idea at this year’s Kronberg Middle East Talks, held in Istanbul.
|Taking Stock of the "Arab Spring"
New publication of the Bertelsmann Stiftung on political change in the Middle East and North Africa and its consequences for the European Neighbourhood Policy
|Jakob Muth-Preis sucht gute Beispiele inklusiver Schulen
Immer mehr Schüler in Deutschland haben Förderbedarf, und immer mehr von ihnen gehen auf reguläre Schulen. Eigentlich ist der gemeinsame Unterricht behinderter und nicht-behinderter Kinder durch eine UN-Konvention aus dem Jahr 2009 sogar vorgeschrieben, in der Praxis ...
|INCRA – für eine bessere Zukunft
Gemeinsam mit Experten aus der Stiftung und internen Beratern entwickelte Annette Heuser, Leiterin der Bertelsmann Foundation (BFNA), die Blaupause für eine unabhängige, internationale nicht gewinnorientierte Ratingagentur – INCRA. Im Rahmen der 4. Finanzkonferenz der ...
|Blueprint for an International Non-Profit Credit Rating Agency (INCRA)
In light of the intense criticism leveled against credit rating agencies for their perceived failure to analyze adequately sovereign creditworthiness, the Bertelsmann Foundation has developed a blueprint for an international non-profit credit rating agency (INCRA), ...
|Democracy Not Advancing Around the Globe
Political freedoms are increasingly being curtailed in many countries around the globe. The situation has worsened in particular in many southeastern and eastern European states, as well as in Latin America. Moreover, despite many successes in overcoming the global ...
|The US-UK Relationship: From Special to Indispensable
Washington, DC’s grand, neo-classical Pennsylvania Avenue is festooned with Union Jacks and star-spangled banners. British Prime Minister David Cameron is in the US from March 13 to 15, his second and more high-profile official visit since assuming office in 2010, and ...
|Too Little of a Good Thing: Social Justice in the USA
The Bertelsmann Foundation North America presented for the first time to a US audience the findings of "Social Justice in the OECD: How Do the Member States Compare?" This report, released by the Bertelsmann Stiftung in late 2011, compared 31 OECD nations on their ...
|Austerity and Solidarity in Europe: No Zero-Sum Game
EU governments are implementing austerity packages; populist and nationalist movements are growing; social discontent rages. The European Union is facing a crisis of multiple dimensions, both economic and financial, but also social and democratic.
|Solidarity: For Sale?
Europe needs a collective effort to create a perspective of social cohesion, sustained growth and employment, in addition to the collective actions to reduce public debts and to reform financial markets.
|Russia Needs More Competition!
Will the fate of European-Russian relations be decided on the streets and in the election booths of Moscow? Cornelius Ochmann, the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Eastern European expert, analyzes events in Russia, warning Europe not to view the country solely from an economic ...
|Europe and the “Arabellion” in 2012
Ever since the Tunisian fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire on December 17, 2010, the Arab world has been in an uproar. As of today, the "Arabellion", as the German media have dubbed the unrest, has toppled leaders in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen, and ...
|Bertelsmann Stiftung and International Experts to Develop New Rating Agency
In light of the extensive criticism currently being leveled at international credit rating agencies, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has announced it is moving forward with a model for a nonprofit rating agency. Over the coming months the foundation will work with a group of ...
|Regina Körner to Become New Bertelsmann Stiftung Communications Director
Regina Körner, 51, a consultant with international experience in journalism and corporate communications for nonprofit organizations, will assume the position of director of communications at the Bertelsmann Stiftung as of January 1, 2012. She will succeed Karin ...
|New Chair for Bertelsmann Stiftung Board of Trustees
Prof. Werner J. Bauer, 60, executive vice-president of Nestlé SA, has been appointed the new chair of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Board of Trustees, the foundation’s supervisory and controlling body. He will be taking over the position relinquished by Prof. Dieter H. ...
|Honorary Professorship for Dr. Gunter Thielen
Gunter Thielen, chairman and CEO of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, has been awarded an honorary professorship by the University of Witten/Herdecke for his achievements bringing together corporate leadership on a practical level with the training of next-generation ...
|A Governance Mechanism for the G20?
As the world's political leaders prepare for the Cannes G20 meeting on November 3 and 4, bold solutions to global economic problems are once again on the agenda. The global economic circumstances require concerted actions and policy solutions from the world's most ...
|Strong Variations in Social Justice Within the OECD
Discrepancies in poverty prevention and fair access to education within the OECD are significant: Whereas the northern European states perform best in promoting equal opportunities, many European and Anglo-Saxon welfare states are falling behind. The United States, ...
|US Lags in All Areas of Social Justice
The United States may still lead the world in the size of its economy, but it performs poorly in a host of areas that make for a socially just country. As a current study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung examining 31 OECD nations shows, the United States ranks near the ...
|Olga Bezsmertna From Ukraine Wins the 2011 NEUE STIMMEN Competition
The winners of the 2011 NEUE STIMMEN international singing competition have been announced:<BR>First prize (€15,000): Olga Bezsmertna, Ukraine, lyric soprano, *1983<BR>Second prize (€10,000): Jongmin Park, South of Korea, bass, *1986<BR>Third prize (€8,000): Jinxu ...