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Section: Heinrich Boell Foundation (Germany)

    Hungary: a state captured by Russia
    Oct11

    Hungary: a state captured by Russia

    Mihály Vajda, a renowned Hungarian philosopher[1] recently resigned from his post as Professor Emeritus after the University of Debrecen awarded Vladimir Putin an honorary degree. This event took place during the Russian president’s most recent visit to Budapest and remarkably encapsulates how Hungary’s political right has come full...

    Hungary: a state captured by Russia
    Oct11

    Hungary: a state captured by Russia

    Mihály Vajda, a renowned Hungarian philosopher[1] recently resigned from his post as Professor Emeritus after the University of Debrecen awarded Vladimir Putin an honorary degree. This event took place during the Russian president’s most recent visit to Budapest and remarkably encapsulates how Hungary’s political right has come full...

    “Proof that history can be changed”
    Sep09

    “Proof that history can be changed”

    Irina Scherbakova was born in 1949. She is a civil rights activist, historian, and German scholar. In 1988, she was one of the founding members of Memorial – the first Soviet human rights organization. Simone Brunner spoke with her: Ms. Scherbakova, two years ago a book consisting of a dialogue between you and the German historian Karl Schlögel...

    Ralf Fücks: “For me, the Foundation opened a window upon the world”
    Jun30

    Ralf Fücks: “For me, the Foundation opened a window upon the world”

    Sergey Lagodinsky: In 1996 you became president of the Foundation, following, as we just discovered, a very active and eventful political career.Did it take you long to decide? And why did you decide to work for the Foundation? If my memory serves me right, it was Lukas Beckmann who called me and asked whether I’d like to have the job. This...

    A Farewell to Ralf Fücks, President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation by Cem Özdemir
    Jun30

    A Farewell to Ralf Fücks, President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation by Cem Özdemir

    Ladies and gentlemen!Dear Ralf! According to the dictionary, a thought leader is “a forward-looking person, able to identify certain trends and developments and to influence or promote them by virtue of his or her own ideas.” According to this definition, there are probably quite a few people who regard themselves as thought leaders, including...

    LGBTI in Russia: history of success, opportunities and challenges
    Jun01

    LGBTI in Russia: history of success, opportunities and challenges

    2000s: Development of movement and public support The LGBTI movement in Russia was on the rise in the middle of 2000-s. At that time LGBTI activists founded key organisations and launched several initiatives for defending their rights, awareness-building and researching of public opinion. The first gay pride was organised by a GayRussia...

    The Dutch defeat ‘the wrong kind of populism’
    Mar22

    The Dutch defeat ‘the wrong kind of populism’

    Especially three developments appear to have caused Wilders’ “defeat” in the election. Still, the next Dutch government will chose a centre-right course on social-economic, climate and immigration policies. Prime Minister Mark Rutte labeled the Dutch elections of March 15 2017 as the quarterfinal in the battle against the “wrong kind of...

    Radicalisation in Isolation: The Success of the Dutch Freedom Party
    Mar16

    Radicalisation in Isolation: The Success of the Dutch Freedom Party

    The radical right-wing populist Freedom Party (PVV) is currently tied for first place in the polls for the upcoming Dutch elections. Is this a clear sign of a radical right-wing populist wave in the Netherlands? What underlies the success of this party? And how can it be compared to other radical right-wing populist parties? Geert Wilders formed...

    Why Germany needs a European Energiewende
    Mar07

    Why Germany needs a European Energiewende

    From the national unilateralism to the European project. The German energy market will only be successful if it cooperates with its European neighbors. The origin of the German Energiewende is purely national. Indeed, when the German federal government decided to embark on the restructuring of Germany’s energy system, it did so without...

    Heinrich Böll – a chronicle of his life and work
    Feb07

    Heinrich Böll – a chronicle of his life and work

    Heinrich Böll was one of the most significant writers of the post-war years. In this chronicle we remind of his life, his writings and political interventions. His courageous and unerring intervention influenced political culture in Germany. Throughout his life, Heinrich Böll transcended ideological boundaries in his committed support of...

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