Press

20 October 2016

In the Media & Press releases

Articles in the media

Steinmeier: “The world has become more unpredictable”
German Federal Foreign Office features interview of Steinmeier in newspaper Märkische Allgemeine on situation of Europe and Syria
German Federal Foreign Office |Märkische Allgemeine | Marina Kormbaki | 24 October 2016 | Link to the article (German)

This is how Steinmeier wants to win over young people for Europe
Vorwärts writes about start of the German #EuropeanTownHall series
Vorwärts | Lars Haferkamp | 24 October 2016 | Link to the article (German)

“Which kind of Europe do we want, Mr. Steinmeier?”
BR-ARD reporting on the start of the German #EuropeanTownHall series
Tagesschau | Mario Kubina | 24 October 2016 | Link to the audio file (German)

New Civil Dialogue: “Which kind of Europe do you want?”
Deutsche Welle reporting on the start of the German #EuropeanTownHall series
Deutsche Welle | Kay-Alexander Scholz | 24 October 2016 | Link to the article (German)

Foreign Minister Steinmeier cautions against the end of the European Union
German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung featuring the start of the German #EuropeanTownHall series
Süddeutsche Zeitung | 23 October 2016 | Link to the article (German)

Advocating an inclusive, yet more flexible European Union
Danish newspaper on #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Berlin and German Foreign Minister’s stance on Europe
Dagbladed Information | 2 July 2016 | Link to the article (Danish)

Are you interested in joining the European Dialogue?
News portal for Spanish-speaking germanophiles promoting the #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Madrid
Portal Alemania | 12 June 2016 | Link to the article (Spanish)

We need an European Dialogue on Europe!
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Thinking Lab contributor Henriques comments within Austrian newspaper
Der Standard | Filipe S. Henriques | 10 May 2016 |  Link to the article

Keeping up with the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE: Townhall Meeting in Rome
European News Agency reports on format, process and results of the event.
European News Agency | Carlo Marino | 6 April 2016 | Link to the article

Germany’s Minister of State on bridge-building mission along Mediterranean rim
Politico writes about DIALOGUE ON EUROPE after the #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Lisbon
POLITICO | Paul Ames | 16 March 2016 | Link to the article

Margarida Marques and Michael Roth in vivid exchange
Portugal’s Minster of State for European Affairs discusses with German counterpart at DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Lisbon #EuropeanTownHall Meeting
Observador | Catarina Falcão | 7 March 2016 | Link to the article (Portuguese)

 A “Dialogue like speed-dating” at #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Athens
Manfred Ertel comments on the German-Greek relationship and the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE project
Manfred Ertel | December 2015 | Link to the article (German)

Progress, achievements and challenges of European refugee policy highlighted by Germany’s Minister of State
Kathimerini writes about DIALOGUE ON EUROPE after the #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Athens
Kathimerini | Giannis Paleologos | 8 December 2015 | Link to article (Greek)


Press Releases

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Press Release Town Hall Meeting in London with Chairman of the SPD-Parliamentary Group Thomas Oppermann
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 27 February 2017 | Releases: English

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Foreign Office Report of #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Berlin with Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 24 October 2016 | Releases: English

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Foreign Office Announcement of #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Berlin with Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 20 October 2016 | Releases: German

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE EBD Announcement of #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Berlin with Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | October 2016 | Releases: English

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Press Release Opening Conference in Berlin with Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 17 June 2016 | Releases: English

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Press Release #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Madrid
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 17 June 2016 | Releases: EnglishSpanish – German

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Press Release #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Rome
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 6 April 2016 | Releases: EnglishItalian – German

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Press Release #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Marseille
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 27 May 2016 | Releases: EnglishFrench – German

Debates and workshops on the future of Europe in Marseilles 
Goethe Institut France reporting on the fourth step of the #EuropeanTownHall Meeting Series
Goethe Institut France | 3 May 2016 | Link to release (French)

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Press Release #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Lisbon
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 8 March 2016 | Releases: English – Portuguese – German

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE – #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Lisbon
IPP promoting the #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Lisbon
Thomas Jefferson Institute of Public Policy | 3 March 2016 | Link to release (Portuguese)

Embassy of Germany in Lisbon on the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE
Project Description and announcement of the upcoming #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Lisbon
German Embassy Lisbon | 1 February 2016 | Link to release (Portuguese)

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Press Release #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Athens
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 8 December 2015 | Releases: German and Greek

Thinktank cooperation at #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Athens 
ELIAMEP features the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE and their contribution to the Town Hall Meeting in Athens
ELIAMEP | 8 December 2015 | Link to release

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Greece Sustainable Growth Analysis Opinions

Greek islands going green

Greek islands going renewable and intelligent: a driver for the energy transition in the EU?2 October 2017 | Vasiliki Kyriakou
"Power transmission lines" (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Oran Viriyincy

Greek non-interconnected islands are small isolated systems bearing the great potential to become autonomous in terms of energy, using renewable and intelligent systems. Is there a potential for small islands to drive Europe’s transition into a sustainable, low-carbon and inclusive economy? What role can Greek islands play in this process?

Greece Migration & Integration Interview

Migration crisis in Greece: the need for a European action plan

An expert interview with Dimitris Varadinis for #DialogueOnEurope2 October 2017
"Refugee Crisis in Greece" - CAFOD Photo Library

Long considered as an emigration country, Greece started receiving immigrants in the 90’s. Over the last few years, the country had to deal with huge number of newcomers and despite the engagement of the social society, it doesn’t have the means to properly assist them. Greek authorities repeatedly asked for the support of the other European member states, which are reluctant to take responsibility.

France Migration & Integration Interview

The French migration policy: a tragic lack of long-term vision

An expert interview with Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche for #DialogueOnEurope25 September 2017 | Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche
European Parliament

Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche comments on the way France and Europe fail to deal with the so-called “refugee crisis”. If some improvement have been achieved, in particular regarding the relocation system, integration remains a major issue, even for second or third-generation immigrants.

Portugal Migration Integration Interview

Migration and Integration in Portugal: An example to follow?

A look at a country with one of the world's best level of protection for refugees' human rights, by Claudia Petra11 September 2017 | Claudia Pedra
Pedro Ribeiro Simões

Claudia Pedra, Director of the Network for Strategic and International Studies, comments on the way Portugal deals with the refugee crisis. Even in a country with one of the best asylum laws worldwide, integration and tolerance seem to remain problematic issues.

Sustainable growth Energy policy Opinions

Local Energy Communities and priority corridors of north-south energy connections

An integrated approach to the promotion of a renewable energy market in Europe4 September 2017
Senza Senso

The development of Local Energy Communities is a vision which aims to address the pressing future global issues of energy efficiency, healthy food sources and water management. The fact that a very large percentage of EU regional development funds remain unused represents an opportunity for the Member States to review the European energy market strategy and develop a policy program aimed at funding these projects.

Populism

Populism is not the problem

Why we should focus on values in political debate instead of style25 July 2017 | Hanno Burmester
"AfD Wahlkampfauftakt" (CC BY-NC 2.0) by strassenstriche.net

Populism is everywhere these days. Not only as a phenomenon but also as a topic in political discourse. Yet, the closer you look at it, the more you will realize that populism is quite a messy term. It signifies everything from an unease towards dissent, to the fear of a weakened democracy. More importantly, once you get a grip on how you define the term you will realize that populism may be destructive and inflammatory but is not the real problem. It is mostly a symptom for fundamental conflicts in society.

Social Cohesion Opinion

Tackling the exclusion of minorities in Europe

Mentoring: towards a culture of inclusion in Europe24 July 2017 | Hanaé Allali
"Mustang Mentoring 2011" (CC BY-NC 2.0) by bujiie

In Europe we know that Portugal, France and Italy are the most unequal countries according to OECD household incomes.
 In addition to income inequality, inequality of opportunities may result from different types of discrimination, including discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, or religion. Widespread inequalities lead to the exclusion of minorities. Despite the fact that ethnic, cultural and religious diversity is a central feature and value of the European Union minority exclusion still persists in the EU.

Economic policy Report

Are the spending priorities of euro-area countries converging?

A report by the Jacques Delors Institut Berlin10 July 2017
Photo: Christine und Hagen Graf

On 30 June 2017, the Jacques Delors Institut Berlin published a report on the spending priorities of the European countries. Robin Huguenot-Noël, contributor of the Thinking Lab on Sustainable Growth, tried to identify common points in government spending strategies on a national scale, together with Jörg Haas. They came out with four main findings, which reveal that convergence is far from being achieved.

PRESS EVENTS

The Team Behind Orange Magazine

Meet the team behind Orange Magazine, who covered the Paris Thinking Lab Summit6 April 2017

Meet the team behind Orange Magazine, who joined the #DialogueOnEurope during the second Thinking Lab Summit in Paris and covered various stories, which were re-published here on this website.