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Cooperation between generations and academics of different subjects to re-create and re-claim Europe.

Cooperation between generations and academics of different subjects to re-create and re-claim Europe.

We believe in a boldly democratic, unified Europe with a strong civil society and public sphere. Our activities range from running on- and offline campaigns to organising academic projects and enlisting contributors of all nationalities and professional backgrounds. Managed by a group of dedicated supporters, the PDU is primarily based in Munich, London and Budapest, and also has representations in Brussels, Lisbon, Berlin, Athens and elsewhere.

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Four Reasons Why the EU is Failing

In the latest issue of the World Commerce Review, PDU’ Korbinian Rüger and Benjamin Zeeb give four reasons why the EU is failing and what if anything we can still do to save the project of European Integration.

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…

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…

2017 – The year Europe’s fate hangs in the balance

In the latest issue of the World Commerce Review, PDU Treasurer Korbinian Rüger argues that the European project has never been under more pressure than now. The question is, ‘will it crack?’ and for three reasons this year…

This is the endgame

James Bartholomeusz outlines the PDU’s vision for Campus Europe.

Is there Life after Brexit?

The German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung asks what would happen if the UK left the EU after the referendum and quotes the PDU’s president.

Historians and Brexit

The Economist discusses the new book by PDU President Brendan Simms.