Alcide de Gasperi

Great European of the Week: Alcide De Gasperi

Responsible for most of Italy’s post-WWII reconstruction, Alcide De Gasperi is also considered a forerunner in the process of European integration. Emanuele Barbarossa presents the charismatic figure of this Italian politician on the 60th anniversary…


The New European Commission – Transformation or Conversion?

The European elections have brought forth important systemic innovation regarding the functioning of the Union’s political system. However, those who hope that these new structures will quickly translate into political action might ultimately be disappointed….

"Makeshift memorial at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for the victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 which crashed in the Ukraine on 18 July 2014 killing all 298 people on board."

EU Reacts to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Tragedy

The EU response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over the war zone in Eastern Ukraine highlights difficulties faced by independent nations responding to international conflicts.  Erika Marty examines the obstacles faced in…

The tomb of Carlo Cattaneo, Italian author, philosopher, and modernizer.

Great European – Carlo Cattaneo

This week in our Great Europeans series, Liam Fitzgerald takes a look at Italian Carlo Cattaneo, intellectual, philosopher, author, and one of Europe’s first federalists.


Great European of the Week: Maximilien de Robespierre

Radical democrat or proto-totalitarian dictator? James Bartholomeusz examines one of the French Revolution’s most iconic figures.


Alexis de Tocqueville: European Advocate of American Federalism

Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America is a foundational text of federalist political science. James Bartholomeusz considers its relevance for modern-day European integration.

Signing of the treaty establishing the ECSC.

Europe Dictionary: ECSC

In a new Europe Dictionary series, the PDU will introduce key terms, concepts, and stages of European integration in order to enhance knowledge of the European Union and its structures. Today, Liam Fitzgerald gives an introduction to…

Disillusionment with France's remote "politician politics" has led to a surge in support for the National Front

From Boredom to Populism: France After the Elections

Two months after the shocking results of the European elections in France, what is the situation of the country? Paul Dransele reports on post-election French politics.

Paul-Henri Spaak

Great European of the Week: Paul-Henri Spaak

A great European for decades, Paul-Henri Spaak strongly believed in the integration of Europe and used the power of his “method” to support the European project. By Alessandra Croppi

The vote in the Parliament on Tuesday confirmed Juncker as President of the Commission.

Juncker elected as President of the Commission

On Tuesday, the European Parliament elected Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission. Welmoed Roeten reviews the situation.