View at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.


EU-India free trade agreement could result in an annual increase in the EU's GDP of up to €21 billion

Given the rising uncertainty about the relations with the USA the EU is seeking to orientate itself more towards Asia. India is considered a dynamically growing market, however, it is still relatively closed in regard to global trade. A free trade agreement could provide new stimulus and could result in an annual increase in the EU's GDP.

Group photo with Liz Mohn and the winners of the "More than a market award".

Award Ceremony

China is more than a market for German companies

China is Germany's most important Asian business partner. Many companies are getting involved and supporting Chinese society. On June 15 in Shanghai they were recognized by us for their exemplary projects. read more

Emmanuel Macron speaks at a health policy conference in Paris during his presidential election campaign in February 2017..


An electoral win, yes – but triumph will have to wait

A general sense of relief, mixed with skepticism, follows Emmanuel Macron's election as President of France. Joachim Fritz-Vannahme comments. read more

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40 Years Bertelsmann Stiftung

For 40 years, we have been committed helping everbody to be part of the society. Our anniversary year is dedicated to "Inspiring people. Shaping the future" - with numerous events and activities.  read more


40 Years of the Bertelsmann Stiftung

Since its founding in 1977, the Bertelsmann Stiftung's mission has been to identify social trends and problems in order to develop sustainable solutions. read more