Now, with Trump in the White House, We Need a European Army

What does an incoming President Trump mean for Europe? Security issues that were already swelling on the horizon become clear now and European reticence about an active defence policy is no longer sustainable. Thus one…

Against the Trend: The Dream of a Unified Europe

“There are still people who sincerely believe in Europe. But the bright minds among them know that the European Union needs an entirely different form than it has today”. Book review of Brendan Simms’ and…

PDU’s Korbinian Rueger speaks to educators about Europe

On November 21 2016, the PDU’s treasurer Korbinian Rueger addressed the general assembly of the German Catholic educational institutions.  The PDU’s treasurer Korbinian Rueger was invited to speak about the PDU’s vision for the future of…

The Division of Europe? A Dialogue Between Science and Practice

Seminar on European Politics co-sponsored by Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung (HSS) and Geschwister-Scholl-Institute (GSI) Seminar with three distinct panels on current challenges for European politics and decision-makers in Europe and Germany: Panel 1: Germany in a changing EU…

America First: Will Trump’s Agenda Provide an Opportunity for Europe?

Though it seems counter-intuitive at first sight, Trumps election could lead to a deeper unification in the European Union – especially with new concepts  in the security and defence sector, writes Alois Maderspacher During his…

What would a Trump presidency mean for the rest of the world?

President Trump is able to deliver a severe shock to the US and the rest of the world, writes Brendan Simms in his recent article for the New Statesman. The US and the UK might…

Professor Simms leads the Dialogue on Europe

On 28 June 2016, PDU President Brendan Simms gave the opening speech at Das Progressive Zentrum’s Opening Conference

Without country, there is no identity

Emilie Mendes de Leon reflects on the historical preconditions for political unification.

A Conversation with Hans Eichel

A few months ago, the PDU’s Emilie Mendes de Leon caught up with Hans Eichel, Germany’s former Minister of Finance and founder of the G-20, about crisis and democracy in Europe. EM: What do you see…

Britain and the EU still have a future together

Britain is now leaving the EU, but it will remain part of the European family.