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.
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.
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.
Across Europe, approval of EU membership climbed to 62 percent in August 2016. For our previous survey in March 2016, and thus before Brexit, the figure was just 57 percent.