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Study

Before the election: Majority of Germans reject populist views

From Syriza and Podemos to Le Pen, Brexit and Trump: Political parties and individuals on both ends of the political spectrum have recently used populist sentiment to score political points. How do things look in the run-up to Germany's national elections? Our study defines what populism is – and shows that a majority of Germans do not hold populist views.

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Analysis

Our sea, our problems, our solutions

Relations between the EU and its southern neighbours are strained at present. The consequences of the civil wars in Syria and Libya, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the high level of youth unemployment in Tunisia and Morocco are being clearly felt here too. It is time for the Europeans to revive their Mediterranean policy, argues our Middle East expert Christian Hanelt. read more

Group photo of the heads of state and government and the EU representatives at the G7 summit in May 2017 in Taormina, Sicily. Pictured are: Donald Tusk, Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, Paolo Gentiloni, Emmanuel Macron, Shinzo Abe, Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker.

SDG Index

'My country first' approach threatens achievement of global goals

A rising "my country first" approach by many heads of government threatens the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. read more

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Anniversary

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

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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