PDU-related developments.

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.

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.

A New Citizenship? National and European Legal Identities from a Historical Perspective

This study explores the historical perspective of legal identities at the European and national levels, giving an overview of how ideas of European citizenship can be compared with multilayered identities of the past. 

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Brendan Simms in discussion with Wolfgang Schäuble

On the occasion of the presentation of the German version of his book ‘Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy 1453 to the Present’ the PDU’s president Brendan Simms discussed his vision for a federal European state with…

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Troika und Eurokrise

This Publixphere article (in German) summarises the debate on the EU troika that ensued after an initial contribution by the PDU on this topic.

Germany’s role in Europe: The “German problem” returns with force

The PDU’s president Brendan Simms argues that Europe needs to unite now more than ever due to the return with force of the “German problem” in this article for the German weekly Wirtschaftswoche.

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The Scots have little to gain and a whole lot to lose with independence

In this op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, Jason Pack and Brendan Simms argue that Scotland has a lot more to loose than it stands to gain with independence.

EU Presidency – Real Impact or Just a Political Ritual?

The PDU’s CEO joined a panel of experts at this year’s Polish Economic Forum to discuss the question of whether or not we still need the EU Presidency in its current form.

The Troika and the Euro Crisis

PDU´s CEO Benjamin Zeeb joined Publixphere in Berlin to discuss their “Topic of the Month”.

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Democracy after the Elections

On 25th June, PDU London hosted a panel discussion in the House of Lords on the prospects – or otherwise – for European democracy after the Parliament elections.