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Stiftung Mercator is committed to a united and peaceful Europe – including and above all at times when the right of peoples to self-determination and when human rights are being violated with great brutality.
Russia’s expansion of its war to cover all of Ukraine is a challenge to us all and an assault on democracy per se.
This puts the very foundation of our social coexistence at risk. Democracy is being attacked from many different sides. Inflation and the energy crisis are exacerbating the social divide, disinformation and loss of trust in politicians are fuelling an increased polarization in society, and extremist movements are becoming stronger – while over everything hangs the global threat posed by the climate crisis.
In view of the manifold crises at present, we as a European foundation stand up for democratic values with particular determination. We promote understanding between people of different cultures and we are committed to social cohesion. In short: We stand up for democracy –