A container vessel has dropped anchor in front of a tower crane.


Growing skepticism: TTIP under pressure in Germany and the USA

Everyone can benefit from free trade – that was the tempting promise made at the start of the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in 2013. But meanwhile in Germany and in the USA the support for the planned free trade agreement drops.



Stress test for German-Russian relations

The majority of the German population does not consider Russia under Vladimir Putin as an internationally credible partner and thinks that the German-Russian relations are in a bad condition. In contrast the general reception of Russian-born people living in Germany is still positive. read more

Die Skyline der Hauptstadt Taiwans, Taipeh, im Morgengrauen. In der Mitte des Bildes ist der 508 Meter hohe Wolkenkratzer Taipei 101 zu sehen, eines der höchsten Gebäude der Welt.

BTI 2016

And the winner is … Taiwan

Taiwan is the Status Index top performer in the 2016 edition of our Transformation Index BTI. We explain why. read more

Two women stand on a stair. Another woman walks towards them, up the stairs.


German labor market prepared for the future

We have examined and compared the mobility of the European labor markets. Here Germany seems to be well prepared. read more


Vision Europe Summit 2015

Der Film gibt einen Überblick über die Ziele und die innovative Zusammenarbeit der Partner im Vision Europe Summit. Zudem zeigt er Impressionen und Stimmen von der ersten Vision Europe Summit Konferenz in Berlin. read more