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Fostering democracy and upholding human rights, taking action to prevent the destruction of the global ecosystem, advancing equality between women and men, securing peace through conflict prevention in crisis zones, and defending the freedom of individuals against excessive state and economic power – these are the objectives that drive the ideas and actions of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

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In Lockstep or Freestyle? The German-American Tango on Arming Ukraine
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With Minsk II threatened by its collapse only days after the agreement was reached, stern warnings have been voiced on both sides of the Atlantic on the looming possibility of a transatlantic rift in case the U.S. would decide to arm the Ukrainian government with defensive military equipment. But where do the German and U.S. public stand on this issue?

EU Policy

OrbánThose who still hope that “enlightened European elites” will eventually force Orbán to reinstate key rights and provide greater room for the opposition are chasing rainbows
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Just two weeks after Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin came to visit Budapest on February 17. Still, with his vision of a “work society”, there might be a good chance of Victor Orbán moving closer to Germany.

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Democracy & Development

La production et la surconsommation de viande industrielle saccagent la planète.

Montreuil, Bruxelles, le 24 février 2015 – En plein salon de l’Agriculture, les Amis de la Terre Europe et la Fondation Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung publient la version française de « L’Atlas de la viande ». Son constat est sans appel : la production industrielle de viande et de produits laitiers a des effets de plus en plus destructeurs sur les sociétés humaines et l’environnement.

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Ecology

New connections
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Hungary continues to extend its energy relations with Russia causing another major tension in the already heavy-loaded Hungarian-EU relations.

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Newest Event Reports

What are the effects and consequences of the media treatment of violence against women on feminicide?

Syria, Dar Al-Shifa hospital.

What is the strategy of the European Union and the US behind their war against ISIS? How can the EU and the international community play a more constructive role in Syria and Iraq?

Hungary, Romania 1989-2014

Romania and Hungary: different countries, different histories, different roads travelled, but the questions to be asked are the same: where did things go wrong, what is it the EU could have done differently and what needs to be done to keep both countries on the right track and offer a positive perspective to the people?

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Events at hbs Brussels

4. Mar.
LUNCH DEBATE
Brüssels
5. Mar.
Dismantling the Nuclear Argument for a Sustainable Energy Future
London

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