Androulla Vassiliou

Great European: Androulla Vassiliou

Androulla Vassiliou is a Cypriot liberal politician, who held important positions in her home country and in the European Union institutions. She is married to Georgios Vassiliou, former President of Cyprus. The couple has three children. By Veronika…

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Internship Announcement: Project Assistants for the PDU’s London Office

Position: Project Assistant Working Hours: Part-time (6-12 hours per week) Duration: 3 months, with possibility of renewal Application Deadline: 3rd December 2014

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Supremacy and Judicial Hierarchy in Luxembourg and Karlsruhe: Competing Narratives

It is only natural that the relationship between European and national legal systems has shaped debates on the European Union from its early days: whether or not European legislation takes precedence over national law essentially…

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Great European: Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico (* 10 July 1888 in Volos, Greece; † 20 November 1978 in Rome) was an Italian painter and graphic designer. He is regarded as one of the main representatives of “pintura metafisica”…

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Developments in the Eurozone: Muddling through or Turning the Tide?

On November 17th, 2014, the PDU invited speakers to discuss developments in the Eurozone.

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Holocaust Denial as a Legal Issue in Europe

Emilie Mendes de Leon reflects on Holocaust denial as racist speech in Europe and explains the special place it holds as a legal concept in many member states of the EU.

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An Eventful Autumn for Hungary

Protests of a scale not seen in a long time and a corruption scandal cast clouds over the Hungarian political scene in the past few weeks. Veronika Czina and Teona Surmava give an overview of the recent…

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Anti-Semitism in Europe: Re-Emergence of an Old Threat

On November 3rd, 2014, the PDU invited speakers to discuss rising anti-Semitism in Europe.

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Economic union is a necessity, but it cannot exist without true democracy

The plans laid out by the Commission for an EU federation in 2012 certainly had their merits, but any European state must grow out of the will of citizens, not bureaucrats. By James Bartholomeusz

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A Catalan Referendum – Threat or Opportunity for Europe?

On October 22nd 2014, the PDU invited speakers to discuss the implications of a possible Catalan referendum on the European Union.