Book provides insights on reforms to German federal system

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Forum of Federations launched the book titled Competition vs. Cooperation: German Federalism in Need of Reform at a special event in Berlin on October 11, 2007. The German-English publication contains the key papers from an international federalism conference organized by the Forum and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation held in Berlin in October 2006. There, 28 international and German experts and politicians discussed the first round of reforms to Germany’s federal structure from the perspective of other federal systems. At the book launch, German Federal Minister of the Interior, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, gave a presentation on the next steps in German federal reform. Forum chairman Arnold Koller discussed the relevance of federalism from an international perspective.

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