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Size matters!

An open discussion about the benefits of a large union is necessary if European citizens are to be persuaded of the European Unification project. And behold: If debate is held objectively, good reasons for an…

How to re-establish Trust in the Union

Liam Fitzgerald argues that in order to regain legitimacy Europe need to find a way to strike a balance between centralism and the empowerment of regions.

Hungary and the Union: What to Do?

Europe’s struggle with the radical right in Hungary. A plea for a democratic and socially just Europe. By Milos Vujovic. 

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The Right to Vote in Europe

Any change in voting procedures and voter behaviour will affect democratic legitimacy of the EU. Changes to its structure need to be made to enhance voter turnout. By Liam Fitzgerald. Recently, Milan Vaishnav, associate at…

Democracy in Europe – Its Origins and its Future

The history of modern European democracy is the history of misconceptions overcome. In order to honor this legacy, today’s Europeans must reignite the democratic spirit of a “New Hellenism”. By Oscar Clarke.