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.
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Liberal Impulses for Europe's Future
The Treaty of Nice came into force 20 years ago today and increased the efficiency and legitimacy of the EU's bodies and prepared for the eastern and southern expansion of the EU. Today, the EU is more united than ever. But it is also facing a multitude of challenges in 2023: a war, EU membership applications, and the need to realign global supply chains. At the New Year reception of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Brussels, Europe's liberals exchanged ideas for a future EU that is capable of action: shaping an open social market economy, fighting disinformation, redefining Europe's role in the world, and designing a future model of Europe by 2050.
Press Release: 60 years of Elysée Treaty
On Saturday, January 21, the French Association pour la Renaissance Européenne, the European Dialogue Program of Friedrich-Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the Paris Chapter of the German liberal party FDP organised a panel discussion in the French National Assembly to celebrate 60 years of the Elysée treaty and Franco-German friendship.
60 years of Franco-German Relations
The ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty has shown that both countries agree on the challenges of our time, but Franco-German relations could certainly be in better shape, at least at the highest political level. Even before announcing multi-billion investments in the French military, French President Macron stated that he would deliver light combat tanks (AMX 10-RC) vehicles to Ukraine, while also not ruling out the delivery of Leclerc battle tanks. The announcement can be interpreted as a signal to Chancellor Scholz for Germany to finally deliver Leopard 2 tanks.
Follow the money in "Qatargate"
The noose of accusations against top European politicians is tightening. For a few days in mid-December, new reports came to light every day that discredited the European Union's only institution with direct democratic legitimacy, the European Parliament. The damage is considerable. If the European Union does not want to lose the last trust of its citizens to the already existing Euroscepticism, it must act quickly and reform its institutions to counteract the image of an elitist and self-enriching political caste.
Poems of Liberty: Human Rights Edition 2022
Poems of Liberty: Human Rights Edition 22 is out now focusing this time on the topics of democracy, diversity and press freedom in Europe. The edition also features artwork by our Animate Europe artist Marco Tabilio.
Resource Dependency from China: A Possible Way Out for Europe
After months of crisis experience with Russia’s manoeuvring in energy policy, Europe has learned the hard way: it is not advisable to rely majorly on one single partner when it comes to essential resources. This applies especially when the trust relationship with that partner has already been burdened by tensions and scepticism from the beginning. Now Europe is struggling desperately with the effects of the Russian attack on Ukraine and its economic consequences. There can only be one conclusion: Don’t rely on one partner only!
Gender x Geopolitics
Register for this high-level event in Brussels taking place on Monday the 14th of November on how to make security policy more inclusive. Research shows that the inclusion of women in peace negotiations, results in more sustainable social and political peace. How can women contribute to the prevention of conflicts and the promotion of reconciliation?