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    A Conversation with Simon Anholt

    Benjamin Zeeb talks to the creator of the Good Country Index, who describes the EU as “the most successful experiment in multilateralism in hu...
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    The 13th Principle: The Importance of a European Public Sphere

    It is essential to create a European public sphere as legitimator, commentator, and forum for discussion as well as a check on Union and regional poli...
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    We Are All Bastards

    In the present European reality, “united in diversity” is a good intended slogan with little substance. The identity of European generations to come will lie less in their nationhood but in the layers of their mobility.  By...
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    Statement of Principles

    The Project for Democratic Union endorses and promotes a number of key principles upon which to build a new Europe.
Olesya Khromeychuk (left) and Baroness Morgan of Ely.

Ukraine and Russia one year after Crimea

On 17th March 2015, one year on from Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the Project for Democratic Union held a panel discussion to discuss the state of the Ukraine crisis. Sarah Lain, Research Fellow at the…

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A Conversation with Simon Anholt

Benjamin Zeeb talks to the creator of the Good Country Index, who describes the EU as “the most successful experiment in multilateralism in human history”.

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The 13th Principle: The Importance of a European Public Sphere

It is essential to create a European public sphere as legitimator, commentator, and forum for discussion as well as a check on Union and regional politics. By Florian Le Gallo See also this previous article on the…

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We Are All Bastards

In the present European reality, “united in diversity” is a good intended slogan with little substance. The identity of European generations to come will lie less in their nationhood but in the layers of their mobility.  By…

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The 10th Principle: The Union should be committed to sustainable growth

“The new Union should be committed to and promote sustainable growth.” By James Bartholomeusz

Boris Nemcow in 2014.

A Very Russian Murder

The PDU takes a look back at Boris Nemcow’s life, his horrible death and what it all says about Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Russia at large. By Olena Lobunets A late Moscow evening. Moskvorecky bridge is still…

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The 6th Principle: The Union should have a single European army

“The Union should have at its command a single European army, with the monopoly of external force projection.”  by Mario Zorro, Ella Fuller and Ece Kepekci Since the financial crisis of 2008, Europe has mainly focused…

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Charles Clarke: Preventing Brexit should have the highest of strategic priorities

On March 4th the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge hosted the launch of a new Centre for Geopolitics and Grand Strategy – an interdisciplinary centre aiming to bring together…

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National Identity Disrupted

In this PDU podcast Emilie Mendes de Leon argues that one consequence of European Integration is the creation of a generation less attached to a monolithic ideal of the nation. However, the current EU decision making procedure…

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Simms, Sinn, and Fischer meet at ifo Institute

On February 23rd, IFO Institute for Economic Research hosted an event featuring PDU President, Brendan Simms. The event was co-chaired by  Professor Hans-Werner Sinn and Sueddeutsche Zeitung’s Marc Beise. Former German Foreign Minister and Vice…