PDU-related developments.

Defend the West: Is it Time to Re-arm?

In this article for the New Statesman Brendan Simms asks whether the West needs to rearm in the face of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Read the article here.

A Weak E.U. Can’t Stop Putin

Jason Pack and Brendan Simms argue in an op-ed for the New York Times that only a strong and transformed federal European Union can sufficiently respond to challenges of the scale of the current Crimea…

The Future of Ukraine

On 14th March, the PDU’s London office hosted a lunchtime panel discussion in the House of Lords on the recent events in Ukraine, and what these hold for the future of the country and the…

Young people of Europe: make sure you vote this May

In this contribution for One Europe, James Bartholomeusz explores why young people should vote at the European elections in May. Read the article here.

Anti-Semitism is an international threat once again

In an opinion piece for the London Evening Standard Brendan Simms warns us that anti-semitism is on the rise again and that this needs to be tackled by societies and governments alike.

Gemeinsames Militär und Geheimdienst für Europa? (in German)

Liam Fitzgerald argues that it is time to rethink the tasks and composition of Europe’s intelligence agencies.

Reclaiming Europe – an Attempt to Rebrand the Old

On 19th December 2013, the PDU held its first Munich panel discussion. Michael Thoss, Managing Director of Allianz Kulturstiftung, Brendan Simms, PDU’s President and co-founder, and Felix Montag, board member of Germany’s EFP chapter, discussed how…

The PDU Hosts Euroskop in London

The PDU, in cooperation with the UCLU European Society, hosted the Euroskop project in London on the 25th of November 2013, for a discussion under the title “Young People and Europe – A Troubled Relationship”.

Die Europakanzlerin (in German)

Korbinian Rueger and Felix Lettau argue that Angela Merkel’s proposal to extend competencies for the EU Commission is a step in the wrong direction.

Workshop with European Alternatives at the Transeuropa Forum in Berlin

This past weekend Roisin Berghaus represented the PDU while holding a workshop on the EU’s linguistic diversity with participants from across Europe at the Transeuropa Forum in Berlin. During the workshop, we discussed the benefits and drawbacks…