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Trilogue Salzburg 2016

Architecture for a new European Neighbourhood Policy

The EU must reassess its relations with neighboring countries. What are needed are more individualized approaches for promoting understanding and cooperation. The relevant actors must also do more to identify major political flashpoints in neighboring countries early on. Those are the key findings from this year's Trilogue Salzburg, organized by the Bertelsmann Stiftung.

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BTI Summer Series

Iran and Saudi Arabia: Political hardliners boosting tensions

Sunnis against Shi’ites, Saudi Arabia against Iran – the Middle East is rife with tensions carrying unpredictable effects. In the last installment of our BTI Summer Series, guest author Jan Claudius Völkel explains the political and religious conflicts between the two countries.

Eine Menschenmenge im Wallfahrtsort Mekka steht vor dem Kaaba, einem quaderförmigen Gebäude im Innenhof der Heiligen Moschee in Mekka.

BTI Summer Series

Iran and Saudi Arabia: Political hardliners boosting tensions

Sunnis against Shi'ites, Saudi Arabia against Iran – the Middle East is rife with tensions carrying unpredictable effects. In the last installment of our BTI Summer Series, guest author Jan Claudius Völkel explains the political and religious conflicts between the two countries. read more

A bridge and several high rise buildings in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands.

SGI 2016

Challenges for OECD and EU countries increase, while problem-solving abilities are in decline

Among the OECD and EU member states, the Nordic countries are still best equipped for the future, but their top position is wavering. read more

Die Erdkugel vom Weltall aus betrachtet.

Study

Countries need to act urgently to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our Index about the UN Sustainable Development Goals shows: In all examined countries there's still a need for action. read more

Video

Aart De Geus on the result of the British EU referendum

The British people have decided to leave the European Union. Our chairman and CEO Aart De Geus comments on the result. read more