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Bertelsmann Foundation Celebrates 2015 CEPI Class and New Office Space

WASHINGTON, DC (September 9, 2015) - The Bertelsmann Foundation hosted on September 2 a rooftop reception to celebrate the opening of its new office in downtown Washington, DC and the arrival of the 2015 Congressional European Parliamentary Initiative (CEPI) fellows.

Sep 10 2015

Shifting Gears: Merging Growth and Prosperity

A Wave of Growth That Doesn’t Lift All Boats

7th annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times conference explores how stronger global growth can promote more widely distributed prosperity

WASHINGTON, DC (April 16, 2015) - A healthy US economic recovery is providing a foundation for overall global growth, but many regions around the world are lagging, and inequality is...

Apr 16 2015

Trans-Atlantic Aspirin for Global Headaches

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright opens 7th annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times conference

WASHINGTON, DC (April 15, 2015). The United States should become more actively involved in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright urged at the opening reception to the seventh annual Bertelsmann Foundation-...

Apr 15 2015

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linkevičius: US Leadership Needed in Ukraine Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC (February 25, 2015) - Lithuania's foreign minister, Linas Linkevičius, has called upon the West, especially the United States, to assume a more active role in confronting the crisis in Ukraine. "Those unwilling to help" in Ukraine, he warned, are aiding a Russian military solution to the conflict, adding that there was "nothing immoral" about helping the government in Kyiv. His...

Feb 27 2015

German Finance Minister Schäuble: Reform, Not Spending

WASHINGTON, DC (October 9, 2014) – German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has vigorously defended the need for structural reform and the avoidance of further spending and deficits to spur European economic growth. In a discussion entitled "Growth and Austerity: Can the Eurozone Have Both?", hosted by the Bertelsmann Foundation and moderated by Financial Times Chief US Commentator Edward...

Oct 9 2014

CEPI Fellows Gather in Brussels

BRUSSELS (September 7, 2014) - Senior US and EU legislative staff members convened in Europe’s capital for the final leg of the 2014 Congressional European Parliament Initiative (CEPI) to cement closer links between their legislatures while exploring EU activities in international trade and e-governance.

The CEPI delegation, comprising ten fellows from the US Congress and ten from the...

Sep 15 2014

CEPI Launches Its Fifth Year of Fellowships

WASHINGTON, DC (May 31, 2014) – Twenty staffers from the US Congress and the European Parliament completed their first weeklong series of seminars designed to forge closer links on high-priority issues between the two legislative bodies. The staffers formed the fifth class of fellows of the Congressional European Parliament Initiative (CEPI), which tackles issues in the legislative cycles of...

Jun 10 2014

TTIP Town Hall Travels to Texas

WASHINGTON, DC/AUSTIN/DALLAS (May 19, 2014) - The Bertelsmann Foundation undertook May 14-16 its first mission for meetings and presentations with local and regional American stakeholders on the impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The Texan cities of Austin and Dallas hosted the series of TTIP-related events, which occurred under the auspices of the Foundation’...

May 23 2014

A World Out of Balance: A Surplus of Politics, a Deficit of Ideas

6th annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times conference focuses on steps for stronger and more inclusive global growth

WASHINGTON, DC (April 10, 2014) – The US manufacturing and energy sectors are booming, and the economy is on track for solid growth. In Europe, Greece has raised $4 billion with its first bond sale since the onset of the eurozone crisis. There are signs of...

Apr 11 2014

A Chance for Everyone

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim opens 6th annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times Conference

WASHINGTON, DC (April 9, 2014) - Ending global poverty is not just a moral imperative but the basis for future economic growth, according to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who spoke at this evening's 2014 annual Bertelsmann Foundation reception. The event kicked off the 6th...

Apr 9 2014