The European Dialogue of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has offices in Brussels, Madrid, and Prague.
Through the connection of EU experts, civil society, and decision makers we seek to foster open dialogue and discuss liberal policy solutions to European challenges. Together with our liberal partners, we develop formats and campaigns to promote rule of law, free markets and human rights. Moreover, we coordinate EU co-funded projects in the field of democracy support, development cooperation and human rights protection.
Follow our work on:
LiberTee – der Frankreich Podcast des Europäischen Dialogprogramms der FNF!
In unserem Frankreich Podcast LiberTee spricht European Affairs Manager Jeanette Süß mit Experten und Expertinnen aus Politik, Wissenschaft und Zivilgesellschaft der deutsch-französischen Europapolitik. Ein besonderer Fokus liegt dabei im ersten Halbjahr 2022 auf den französischen Präsidentschafts- und Parlamentswahlen, der neuen deutsch-französischen Dynamik im Zuge der Regierungsbildung der beiden Länder und der französischen Ratspräsidentschaft.
What Remains of Macron’s Sorbonne Speech Five Years Later?
Given that the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union just ended, Emmanuel Macron got re-elected for a second five-years-term, and the future of Europe was mentioned by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz already twice in recent weeks (once in the press and once during a speech in Prague) and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, has given her third State of the Union address, what remains to be done for the future of European policy-making five years after Macron’s Sorbonne speech?
Von der Leyen’s State of the Union Address – Many nice headlines and few propositions
In her third State of the Union address, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen took stock of the European Commission's work programme and recalled the EU's spirit of unity and solidarity in times of war. As expected, von der Leyen placed a strong focus on dealing with Russia and Ukraine. Another important policy area concerns the future of economic governance in the EU. However, expectations for more efficiency, capacity to act and clout of the European multi-level architecture are high, driven by the proposals of the Conference on the Future of Europe. Whether the EU takes its democratic model seriously will be seen in the future.
A Complex Heritage for UK’s Third Woman Prime Minister
With Liz Truss’ victory in the Conservative Party’s leadership election last week, the United Kingdom has secured its third woman prime minister.
Historic NATO Summit in Madrid
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg described the summit of NATO member states and partners as the biggest transformation of collective defence since the end of the Cold War. The summit was described by all participants as transformative and historic. And rightly so: a new strategic concept, robust investments in equipment and a strong focus on pre-defence and deterrence were agreed.
Ukraine and Moldova Become EU Candidate States – A Historic Decision in Extraordinary Times
In a show of rare speed and unity, the European Union on Friday 24 June accepted Ukraine and Moldova as candidates for EU membership. A European Council meeting of the 27 heads of state unanimously approved the bids of both countries and offered Georgia the European perspective. What was still a distant prospect before the 24th of February, became a political reality within 4 months - relative light speed for the Union.
A setback for Macron's electoral alliance? The French party system after the 2022 election cycle
Emmanuel Macron faces a difficult second term in office. Particularly relevant to the future day-to-day running of government, and completely unusual in recent French history, is that the Macron ensemble was unable to win an absolute majority in the parliamentary elections and will now have to rely on permanent or occasional cooperation with other parties.