News from Bertelsmann Foundation

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Searching for a Spark: Rekindling the Trans-Atlantic Alliance

Sep 24, 2016

BFNA and Bosch Host a US Election Roundtable

The Bertelsmann Foundation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung co-hosted a roundtable discussion in Berlin on September 21, examining the impact of the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign on American global credibility.
Sep 22, 2016

Sustainable Governance Ranking Shows US in the Middle

In a comparison of sustainable governance among over 40 countries, the United States ranks 26th in terms of future viability. A new Bertelsmann Stiftung study reveals that a number of challenges facing the 41 industrialized nations of the European Union and the OECD have dramatically intensified in the last two years.
Aug 18, 2016

Mega-trade Deals a Good Thing for Asia?

A new Bertelsmann Stiftung study, Asia’s Rise in the New World Trade Order, models the potential economic impact of major mega-trade deals on Asian countries. The model considered numerous scenarios, and the paper highlights the effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership—two deals with the greatest consequences for Asia.
Jul 28, 2016

Transatlantic Policy Lab Launches Athens Round

The Bertelsmann Foundation convened the second round of the Transatlantic Policy Lab in Athens, Greece from June 26 to July 1. Fifteen experts from the United States and the European Union explored innovative policy solutions to address social inequity in two of the city’s municipal districts: the 3rd District (Avdi Square) and the 6th District (Victoria Square).
Jul 26, 2016

First SDG Index Delivered to Ban Ki-moon: Countries Need to Act Urgently to Achieve the Global Goals

Today, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung launched a new Sustainable Development Goal Index and Dashboard to provide a report card for tracking SDG progress and ensuring accountability. The report shows how leaders can deliver on their promise and it urges countries not to lose the momentum for important reforms.
Jul 20, 2016

Trans-Atlantic Policy Staffers in Washington for Migration Exchange

The Bertelsmann Foundation hosted the first leg of the 2016 Congressional European Parliamentary Initiative (CEPI) in Washington, DC from June 13 to 18. This year, the program is focused on migration, a timely topic that is relevant to the economic, social, security and humanitarian interests of the United States and the European Union.
Jun 23, 2016

Most EU Citizens Want the United Kingdom to Stay

A majority of people in the European Union outside of the United Kingdom do not support a British exit from the EU. If the U.K. were to leave, however, few fear specific consequences for their own country, according to the latest EU-wide opinion poll commissioned by the Bertelsmann Stiftung
Jun 20, 2016

US and Germany Connect on Brexit

The Bertelsmann Foundation and the Global Economics Dynamics (GED) Project hosted a trans-Atlantic webinar exploring the potential impact of Brexit on the financial services sector. The webinar featured American and European perspectives on a critical topic with implications for the global economy.
Jun 17, 2016

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