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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…

America First: Will Trump’s Agenda Provide an Opportunity for Europe?

Though it seems counter-intuitive at first sight, Trumps election could lead to a deeper unification in the European Union – especially with new concepts  in the security and defence sector, writes Alois Maderspacher During his…

Without country, there is no identity

Emilie Mendes de Leon reflects on the historical preconditions for political unification.

A Conversation with Hans Eichel

A few months ago, the PDU’s Emilie Mendes de Leon caught up with Hans Eichel, Germany’s former Minister of Finance and founder of the G-20, about crisis and democracy in Europe. EM: What do you see…

Britain and the EU still have a future together

Britain is now leaving the EU, but it will remain part of the European family.

The frontier of international democracy

Simon Anholt’s new project is pushing the boundaries of democracy beyond the nation-state. By James Bartholomeusz

PDU Podcast: Michael Wolffsohn On Federalism

In our latest podcast, Israeli-German historian Michael Wolffsohn discusses the potential for federalism to maintain peace. By Emilie Mendes de Leon

The British spectacle says more about Cameron than Europe

The British premier’s ‘renegotiation’ is a banal charade, but one which we are now obliged to play along with, write James Bartholomeusz and Daniel Schade.

PDU Podcast: European Elites

For our new podcast Dr. Luca Verzichelli of the University of Siena discusses the role of elites in the European project. By Emilie Mendes de Leon

2015 in Europe: A year of challenges

The past 12 months have seen the waves of multiple crises break on the European shore. The Project for Democratic Union looks back at 2015, a watershed year in European history. By James Bartholomeusz