Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
Envisioning a nuclear-save world: nuclear arms control, disarmament and deterrence
Thirty years after the signing of the the START Treaty, US-Russian negotiations still lie at the heart of the global rules-based order to control and reduce nuclear weapons. Although recent talks between the two powers are a good sign, other actors have to step up their efforts to address the growing threat of nuclear proliferation.
Politics of Economic Reforms: Real Lessons from 1991
July 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the economic liberalization in India. The liberalization began in 1991, with Dr. Manmohan Singh as the then-Finance Minister in the Congress-led coalition government headed by Mr. P.V. Narasimha Rao.
Global Ambitions Conference
While during the crisis the world has crossed the threshold into a new era, politics remain in old structures. But questions of education, digital transformation and globalization require global answers. New moon-shot projects are needed instead of incremental progress. The “Global Ambitions”-Conference aimed to deliver exactly this mindset to politics. Over 4 days 16 experts from 9 different countries discussed, how the crisis can be seized as an opportunity.
“Politics Is for Other People“
Through the eyes of seven extraordinary personalities, the documentary “Politics Is for Other People” by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom outlines the stories of emerging liberal movements in Central and Southeast Europe. The documentary explains the drivers of liberal parties in the region, their challenges, ambitions, and perspectives. The documentary will celebrate its social media premiere on July 7th.
Online Censorship in Russia and Turkey
Russia and Turkey have been cracking down on social media in their crusade against free speech and journalism. Both countries seek to get social media platforms to comply with government requests or punish journalists if they cannot stop them from posting. A new publication by the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation assesses the current situation in both countries.
The flame of freedom burns brighter than ever
The largest protests since 1994 are currently taking place in Cuba. Thousands protested against the growing plight of the population, which was exacerbated by the pandemic. However, the government blames the rest of the world and reacted with severe repression against the demonstrators. Could this mean the end of the Cuban dictatorship?
The Foundation for Freedom in Germany and the World
Based on the principles of liberalism, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom offers political education in Germany and abroad. Our headquarter is located in Potsdam, and we maintain offices throughout Germany and in over 60 countries around the world.
With our events and publications, we help people to become actively involved in political affairs. We support talented young students with scholarships.
CO2 Border Adjustment: How is the EU Going to Save the Climate?
On 14 July, EU Vice-President Frans Timmermans presented a comprehensive package of proposals to implement climate policy in the EU. Entitled "Fit for 55", the package contains 13 laws to help achieve the Union's climate goals. What does the package include, what can be expected on the implementation track, and can the timetable be kept?
A historic mission is accomplished
On July 1, 1991, the Warsaw Pact was dissolved in Prague. It was not only the end point, but also the beginning of a development. For most politicians who helped to overthrow communism in 1989, joining NATO was the consequence of the end of the Warsaw Pact. To this day, however, not all countries have succeeded in doing so. The geostrategic dangers for Central Europe are far from being averted.
From independence to Europe. What comes next?
In recent years, the Foundation for Freedom has commemorated the "peaceful revolutions of freedom" thirty years ago in numerous events and publications, which found perhaps their most emblematic expression in German reunification. However, this revolutionary democratic change did not extend to the entire continent. Particularly the countries of the former Yugoslavia suffered from excesses of violence.
"We will not tolerate the dismantling of the rule of law and the oppression of the LGBTIQ community in Hungary"
Viktor Orban's new legislative package equates homosexuality with paedophilia. For next year's elections, Orban's government needed another bogeyman against which it could mobilise populistically. But sexual identity is protected in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The European Commission must immediately initiate infringement proceedings against Hungary, demands Moritz Körner in an interview.
Global Ambitions • International Conference
What do we learn from the crisis? How digital can and must education be? How can the modernisation of state and economy succeed? What does the Europe of the future look like? We are looking for answers: Share with us your Ideas for the future and be part of the international conference.
Belarus und die Bedrohung für die Infrastruktur der Globalisierung
Nach der Entführung einer Passagiermaschine durch das belarusische Regime haben die Vereinigten Staaten und die Europäische Union mit einer Verschärfung der bestehenden Sanktionen reagiert. Seit Samstag ist der europäische Luftraum für den belarusischen Flugverkehr gesperrt. Ob die bisherigen Sanktionen ausreichen, um andere Regime davon abzuhalten, ähnliche Eingriffe vorzunehmen, scheint jedoch fragwürdig.
Mit Kreativität aus der Krise
Wegen der Coronakrise stehen viele Einzelhandelsgeschäfte vor dem Aus, die Innenstädte veröden immer weiter. Doch die Pandemie beschleunigt nur einen längst überfälligen Wandel, die Branche steht schon lange unter Veränderungsdruck. Nun liefert die Krise eine Chance, sich neu zu erfinden. Neue Kundenservices und Einkaufserlebnisse sind der Schlüssel.
Scotland still in Nationalist hands
The Scottish Parliament elections showed that power in Scotland is firmly in the hands of the Scottish National Party. Although the SNP won the election with its independence campaign, Scotland is deeply divided. The country is divided into three camps, Sir Graham Watson analyses in a guest article.