The second issue of the "Gesellschaftsforschung" newsletter came out in June 2009. The main focus of the issue is social Europe and European market society. It highlights research on Europa at the MPIfG, with articles examining social integration and the dwindling influence of national governments against the backdrop of an increasingly Euroskeptic mood. The "Gesellschaftsforschung" newsletter informs the general public three times a year about the MPIfG’s research projects and results, publications and events. Each issue has a theme, providing background information from the institute’s research on a topic of current interest. Published in German only, the newsletter is sent out via e-mail in PDF-format.