The new Bundestag: More discussion – more democracy? With Petra Pau

The new Bundestag: More discussion - more democracy? With Petra Pau

With the parliamentary elections on 24th September 2017, the number of seats in the German Bundestag has risen from 630 delegates from four factions to 709 representatives from six groups. However, as the largest Bundestag in the history of the Federal Republic, the Legislature faces not only a space problem in the plenary hall, but also the question of how the Members will deal with each other.

First conflicts in the Bundestag were already apparent: In the constituent meeting in October could Albrecht Glaser, candidate of the AfD for the post of Vice President of the German Bundestag, not be confirmed after the third ballot. Also in the occupation of committee chairmen there was criticism of the candidate of the third largest opposition.

How is the culture of debate changing in the new parliament? Does more debate in plenary lead to more democratic awareness among citizens? Are there limits to what can be said in a parliament? How is cooperation in committees organized? What are the formal powers of the Bureau of the Bundestag to act against anti-democratic or anti-constitutional processes or statements? We would like to discuss these and other questions with you and Petra Pau.

Please note: This event will be in German

We look forward to your participation and ask you to register until 06.03. online (see below) or by e-mail. By attending the event, you agree that the photos taken there may be used for publicity purposes.

(c) Photo: DiG | TRIALON

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.

Anti-Semitism in Europe – What are the challenges facing the Israeli-German relationship? With Jeremy Issacharoff

Anti-Semitism in Europe – What are the challenges facing the Israeli-German relationship? With Jeremy Issacharoff

The relations between Germany and Israel are of fundamental importance for both states. Germany is perceived as an important partner in Israel. Nevertheless there are discrepancies, for example in recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In addition, there is an increase in anti-Semitic incidents in European countries, not just on the street, but by elected representatives.

Does Germany live up to its special responsibility for Israel? What measures are there at the national and international level against anti-Semitism and are they sufficient? And: What role will Germany and the EU play in the Middle East conflict, how neutral can they be? We would like to discuss these and other questions with you and Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff in a small group.

Please note: This event will be in English.

We look forward to your participation and ask you to register until February 22nd by e-mail, stating your name and year of birth. By attending the event, you agree that the photos taken there may be used for publicity purposes.

Picture: © Embassy of the State of Israel

How does the Brexit work – blockade at the negotiatons? – with Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dannemann

How does the Brexit work - blockade at the negotiatons? - with Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dannemann
  • Date & Time
    09/01/2018, 18:00
  • Location
    Konferenzraum der Schwarzkopf-Stiftung
  • Guest(s)
    Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dannemann, Großbritannienzentrum der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Cooperation
    Stiftung Mercator

The EU-membership of Great Britain will end in march 2019 but there are still many open questions. What are the positions of the EU and Great Britain?

This event will be in German.

Bookings

This event is fully booked.

What is “German”? Life together in a diverse society – with Raed Saleh

What is "German"? Life together in a diverse society - with Raed Saleh

This event will be in German.

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.