Asia Policy Brief

Modi's Reform Agenda: Change You Can Believe In?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi entered office with a historic political mandate. However, he faced sky-high expectations to fulfill his campaign promises of getting India's economy back on track. Eighteen months into his government's term and in the wake of electoral defeats in Delhi and Bihar, questions are being raised about its economic performance.

Gruppenfoto beim Deutsch-Spanischen Forum 2015.


German-Spanish Forum 2015: Both countries benefit from close bilateral relations

Solidarity among EU member states and close bilateral relations are more important than ever. That was the unanimous opinion expressed at the German-Spanish Forum held on November 17 and 18 in Berlin. Felipe VI, King of Spain, and German President Joachim Gauck served as patrons for the event. read more

Eine Menschenmenge geht durch die Fußgängerzone einer großen Stadt.


Europe's citizens see EU as guarantor of the welfare state

In preserving social welfare standards, most Europeans even would like Brussels to take a more active role, according to our survey. read more

Social Justice Index

European economic and debt crisis: Children and young people are hardest hit

Our Social Justice Index 2015 shows: In the EU, some 26 million children and young people are threatened by poverty or social exclusion. read more


NEUE STIMMEN 2015: Highlights of the Final

The curtain has fallen: French soprano Elsa Dreisig and bass Anatoli Sivko of Belarus have won the 18th international NEUE STIMMEN 2015 singing competition. The film shows scenes from the finals, the week of competitions and the voices of the winners and jury. read more