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Here you will find press releases, infographics and interactive data visualizations, e.g. on climate policy, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or our research on fragile states. All materials can be used for your investigation or publication.

Are you looking for background information for your reporting? We are happy to provide you with experts from the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) for interviews or face-to-face-meetings.

The German EU Council Presidency

[Translate to English:] Preview: Europas Rolle in einer veränderten Welt

In July, Germany has, for half a year, taken over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In the crisis year of 2020 Germany’s EU Council Presidency faces a monumental task. Through the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), we are supporting the German EU presidency with scientific analyses and policy recommendations. Our experts are available for interviews and analyses.

Furthermore, our head of programme and EU expert Christine Hackenesch is available for direct enquiries.

Learn more about the development of political strategies for the global future of the European Union in our web special: The German EU Council Presidency: what global role for the EU?

Corona pandemic

Image: Picture of the Corona Virus by PIRO4D on Pixabay

The novel coronavirus is keeping the world in suspense. Infection rates are rising exponentially in many countries. The isolated and lock-down measures taken by numerous states are having a massive impact on virtually all areas of economic and social life. In our web special on "Corona" you will find DIE experts who are available for your interview requests and research. In a special series of The Current Column, DIE experts are exploring the developmental and socioeconomic consequences of the corona crisis. You can currently find further articles on this topic on our blog "Future of Globalisation".

Africa 2020

Photo: Nairobi in the Savannah

For media representatives reporting on Africa policy, 2020 is an important year. When Germany is taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of the year, heads of states and governments will be meeting for the EU’s next summit with the African Union. Africa’s future economic development will be high on the agenda during that meeting.  

An upcoming conference by DIE is providing an insight into the challenges and opportunities. Learn more about the upcoming conference: Africa’s employment perspectives towards 2040 and visit the regional expertise "International cooperation with Africa" of DIE.

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