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Skepticism of TTIP Growing in the US, Germany

New survey examines attitudes toward free trade and TTIP on both sides of the Atlantic GÜTERSLOH/WASHINGTON (April 21, 2016) - As U.S. and European negotiators prepare to hash out details in the next round of talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in New York, they must contend with shifting public opinion. While the European majority welcomes TTIP, Germans have become...
Apr 21, 2016

Migration Flows: Facts, Fiction and the Politics in Between

Global Leaders Discuss Need for Coordinated Response Eighth annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times conference explores migration, an issue of pressing social, economic and political concern on both sides of the Atlantic. WASHINGTON, DC (April 14, 2016) - The millions of refugees flooding from the Middle East and Africa into Europe present an economic opportunity but also a potential threat...
Apr 14, 2016

Setting the Record Straight on Migration Facts and Fiction

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría opens eighth annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times conference WASHINGTON (April 13, 2016) – European countries stand to benefit economically and socially by successfully integrating the millions of migrants fleeing instability in Syria and other countries, said Angel Gurría, secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...
Apr 13, 2016

Irene Braam Joins the Bertelsmann Foundation in Washington

WASHINGTON, DC (March 22, 2016) - Irene Braam will take the helm of the Bertelsmann Foundation in Washington, DC next month, after five years as head of the Brussels Liaison Office of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA.
Mar 22, 2016

First Trans-Atlantic Lab on Social Inequity Launches this Month

Boston, Massachusetts and Athens, Greece selected as pilot cities WASHINGTON, DC (February 29, 2016) - The Bertelsmann Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States are leading the first-ever trans-Atlantic lab to evaluate and address key factors driving social inequity in the United States and Europe, with generous support from the Open Society Foundations. Boston, Massachusetts...
Feb 29, 2016

Global Index Sees Tough Times for Democratic Change

GÜTERSLOH/WASHINGTON (February 29, 2016) - Democracy and models of social market economy are being challenged worldwide. At the same time, the influence of religion on political institutions and legal systems is on the rise.These are the 2016 findings of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI) , which analyzes 129 developing countries and countries in transition every two years.
Feb 29, 2016

Survey Reveals British and German Companies See Brexit as a Threat

Business leaders and economists in the UK and Germany say Britain's interests and benefits clearly lie within the EU GÜTERSLOH/WASHINGTON (February 17, 2016) - Four out of five business leaders in the UK and Germany have clearly expressed opposition to a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, a new study reveals. If the withdrawal were to go ahead, they predict numerous...
Feb 17, 2016

New Platform Maps Economic Impact of Trans-Atlantic Trade Pact in the US

WASHINGTON, DC (February 4, 2016) - The Bertelsmann Foundation and The McCain Institute for International Leadership today launched the first-ever web-based, interactive data visualization platform that simulates the impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement in the United States.
Feb 4, 2016

Study: US Weak on Development Goals

Bertelsmann Stiftung releases first comprehensive study on progress against Sustainable Development Goals WASHINGTON, DC (September 16, 2015) - A new study reveals that the United States falls short on its commitment to sustainable development as compared to other industrialized nations. The United States ranks 29th out of 34 countries overall– just ahead of Greece, Chile, and Hungary.
Sep 16, 2015

Learning from the German Experience

A Conversation with Leading Migration and Integration Policymaker WASHINGTON, DC (September 15, 2015) - A pioneer of Germany’s migration and integration policy, Dr. Rita Suessmuth called the latest surge in Syrians fleeing to Europe not simply a German or European problem, but “a global problem” that countries states around the world must address collectively.
Sep 15, 2015