Country Ratings

INCRA ratings: US receives top marks, growth in eurozone remains fragile

Despite a weak first quarter, Germany, Italy and France will continue to grow in 2015. That is one of the findings from the new INCRA country ratings released by the Bertelsmann Foundation North America. In contrast to the situation in the United States, however, considerable downward risk exists, not least because of Greece's ongoing debt crisis.

Rita Süssmuth mit dem Reinhard Mohn Preis 2015, neben ihr applaudiert Liz Mohn


Rita Süssmuth receives Reinhard Mohn Prize

Rita Süssmuth, former president of the German Bundestag, was awarded the Bertelsmann Stiftung's Reinhard Mohn Prize on June 11 in Gütersloh. In bestowing the prize, the foundation is recognizing Süssmuth for her pioneering efforts to create a contemporary immigration and integration policy. read more

An elderly woman talks to two young men during a German language class for immigrants.


Lengthy asylum procedures make it more difficult for refugees in Germany to find work

In Germany, many are looking for a safe place to live and work. But the backlog of asylum cases is greater than in any other EU member state. read more

US-Präsident Barack Obama und Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel spazieren über das Gelände des Feriensitzes des Präsidenten, Camp David, unterhalten sich und lächeln.


Germany and the United States: Reliable Allies

Germans and Americans overwhelmingly see one another as reliable allies – despite different views on Russia, global leadership and trade. This is the result of a new survey by the Pew Research Center in association with the Bertelsmann Foundation. read more


Rita Süssmuth - Winner of the 2015 Reinhard Mohn Prize

Video portrait for the award ceremony of the 2015 Reinhard Mohn Prize "A Fair Deal on Talent - Fostering Just Migration Governance" to Rita Süssmuth on June 11, 2015 in Gütersloh, Germany. read more