The «European Award for Political Culture», which carries a prize of 50,000 euros, goes to the German historian Prof. Dr. Heinrich August Winkler. The prize is awarded by the Hans Ringier Foundation. The winners in previous years were Jean-Claude Juncker, Boris Tadić, Jürgen Habermas, Pascal Lamy, Jean-Claude Trichet, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Donald Tusk, and Wolfgang Schäuble.
Ringier Axel Springer Polska and Grupa Onet.pl will deepen their close cooperation through a joint Group Executive Board. Mark Dekan, CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, will additionally chair the Group Executive Board and become Group CEO of the Polish operations.