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Provider in the sense of the German Telemediengestz (TMG) and the Medienstaatsvertrag (MStV):

Stiftung Ordnungspolitik
Kaiser-Joseph-Str. 266
79098 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 38693-0
Fax: +49 761 38693-111
Email: info(at)
Sales tax No.: DE815417755

Legal Representation:

Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel (Chief Executive Officer)
Kaiser-Joseph-Str. 266
79098 Freiburg
Tel. +49 761 38693-0

Responsible for Content:

Dr. Jörg Köpke, Dr. Stephan Seiler, Salome Neuer
cep | Centrum für Europäische Politik
Kaiser-Joseph-Str. 266
79098 Freiburg
Tel. +49 761 38693-105/-107

Design, Technical Implementation and Support:

PUSHH Pahnke und Schwieger GmbH
Ludwigstraße 14
D-20357 Hamburg


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