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67. Königswinter Conference Report is online

One day after Article 50 was officially triggered by the United Kingdom Government, the 67. Königswinter Conference took off at Schloss Neuhardenberg. For two days, around 70 participants discussed the German-British and European-British relations in three working groups during a historical moment for our continent. 

Please click here to read the report.

A UNITED KINGDOM – in theatres March 30

In 1947, the king of Bechuanaland (present-day Botswana), Seretse Khama fell in love with the English clerk Ruth Williams. Their eventual marriage was opposed not only by both their families but also by the British and South African governments. Nontheless, Ruth and Seretse defied their families’ wishes and resisted apartheid and the British Empire. … read more »

Keynote Lecture Prof. Dr. Dieter Grimm

The debate about the legitimacy deficit of European institutions has reached a new high after the ‘Brexit’ decision of the United Kingdom in June 2016. While there is little doubt about the existence of the deficit, its reasons, and consequently the remedy to over-come it, are highly contested. In his talk, Professor Grimm explained that one of the most serious but also least known reasons is the European Union’s tendency to over-constitutionalise. … read more »