For several years now Körber Foundation has successfully invited a small circle of high-ranking actors within the foreign policy community to its Political Background Discussions in Berlin. As in the Bergedorf Round Tables, the discussions take place in a confidential setting, so as to enable a frank and constructive exchange. As of this year, Körber Foundation has started to host Political Background Discussion in Brussels in cooperation with Carnegie Europe.
Cui Shaopeng, Secretary General, Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, Communist Party of China, met with members of the European Parliament and high-ranking representatives of various European agencies as well as selected think tanks to speak at the second Political Breakfast of Körber Foundation and Carnegie Europe in Brussels. Cui underlined that the fight against corruption is the key challenge for the new Chinese leadership under Xi Jinping. He emphasized that the role of the internet is central in these efforts. In the subsequent discussion with the participants a wide range of issues were discussed - among them, for example, the question of protection for whistleblowers