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Singing Competition

Starting shot for the NEUE STIMMEN 2017: Apply now!

Until March 31 young opera singers from around the world have the chance to submit their application for our NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition. Participating in the competition can be a crucial step for launching a high-profile career, as the current success of 2013 prizewinner Nadine Sierra shows.

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Comment

The Trump Doctrine: America First, America First

With hawkish rhetoric at his inauguration, Donald Trump stayed true to his campaign strategy and irritated also international allies. But the "America First" agenda of the new US president could be turned upside-down soon, as Anthony Silberfeld, Director of Transatlantic Relations at the Washington-based Bertelsmann Foundation, comments.

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Expectations

Inside Washington: Views on Trump and Transatlantic Relations

The US Presidential election campaign revealed few details about the direction of America's transatlantic policy under a Trump administration. In the absence of clear policy direction, we asked a bi-partisan group of politicians and experts in Washington, DC to give us a preview of what to expect from the 45th President.

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Analysis

Trump, Merkel and the Middle East: Cooperation needed

War in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan, the fight against terrorism, social protests and the refugee question: Europe and the USA face multiple challenges in the wider Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), which is arguably the most crisis-ridden in the world. What next with new US-President Trump? read more

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Interview

Brexit/Trump: Wake-up Calls For More Active EU

Bertelsmann Stiftung's chairman and CEO Aart De Geus gives an assessment on how Europe should meet its current challenges. read more

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Study

Europe's companies consider themselves disadvantaged compared to Asia

For Europe's entrepreneurs the competition with newly industrialized Asian countries is more and more unbalanced, our new study shows. read more

Video

NEUE STIMMEN 2016 - The Master Class

Accompany the participants and coaches of the eleventh Master Class of our NEUE STIMMEN. read more