On March 23, 2007, the German Marshall Fund hosted "Biofuels Policies in the U.S. and EU," the fourth of a series of luncheons on "Transatlantic Approaches to Biofuels."
On March 21, The German Marshall Fund and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) hosted an evening at the Kranidiotis amphitheatre of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs to mark the 60th anniversary of the Marshall Plan and the 25th anniversary of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship Program.
On Tuesday, March 20, H.E. Javier Solana visited the German Marshall Fund of the United States to discuss challenges facing the transatlantic community in the Middle East. Solana, the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Secretary General of the Council of the European Union, was recently back from a three-nation tour of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Syria.
GMF and NPR Worldwide are pleased to bring you an hourlong discussion on religion and politics with Ray Suarez. During his visit in Berlin, Suarez was joined by German politician Dietmar Nietan (SPD) Herman Groehe (CDU/CSU) to discuss understandings and misunderstandings of the politics of faith in America and Germany.
On March 19, GMF, in cooperation with Istanbul's Koc University, and Germany's Research Center for International and European Law on Immigration and Asylum at University of Konstanz, organized a workshop on the topic of "Turkey in the Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice: Legal and Political Aspects". The workshop brought together German and Turkish academics of law and political science and practitioners in the executive, administrative and legislative branches of government and was chaired by Professor Hailbronner of University of Konstanz and Professor Ansay of Koc University.
On March 18-20, GMF and its partners, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) and the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation held the inaugural Stockholm China Forum in Stockholm, Sweden.
From March 12-13, GMF co-hosted a workshop focusing on the Black Sea Region entitled, "Lessons for a new European Neighborhood Policy for the Black Sea Region" together with the Weidenfeld Institute for Strategic Dialogue. The event provided a platform for EU and German government officials and experts to discuss how to foster regional cooperation and closer approximation with the EU for the Black Sea Region without the offer of full membership to the Union.