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As Temperatures Rise, European Politics Heat Up

At the end of June, a heat wave struck western and central Europe, setting new temperature records for June in Germany and the Czech Republic. While temperatures have since cooled somewhat, European and German politics show no signs of doing the same. After marathon negotiations, European leaders broke with the “Spitzenkandidat process” whereby European political parties...

Climate Crisis, Growing Expertise, and Resistance to Populism — Three Reasons for the Success of the German Greens by Elia Panskus

The German Greens are on the rise. The polls see the Greens high up, even up to 26 percent[1]. That would make them the largest caucus in the German Bundestag. By comparison: In the election for the German Bundestag in 2017, the result for the Greens was only 8.9 percent, the smallest caucus in the...

U.S. and German Civility and Cooperation Efforts Will be on Display in Nashville

Another effort fostering solutions is a panel discussion at Belmont University focusing on social disruption in the U.S. and Germany. By Patrick W. Ryan, President and Founder of the Tennessee World Affairs Council, Dr. Nina Smidt, Director of International Strategic Planning at ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, and Dr. Steven E. Sokol, President of the...

The Impact of Fossil-Fuel Divestment on Finance by Martin-Sebastian Abel

Under the auspices of the DZ BANK Fellowship on Transatlantic Business and Finance, Martin-Sebastian   Abel, a public affairs specialist at NRW.BANK, the state development bank of Germany’s largest state of North Rhine-Westphalia, is conducting research on divestment in the United States until July. He has interviewed professionals in finance, representatives from universities, as well as...