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1969: The Spirit of the Hague

1969 proved a watershed moment in the history of the European project, both in terms of EC reform and preparing the ground for the first enlargement. By Amelie Buchwald

Great European: Otto von Habsburg

The PDU continues its Great European series with Otto von Habsburg, who devoted much of his life to European Integration. By Alois Maderspacher

Marianne is sick. What happened to La République?

Shortly after the first results of a first-round vote in France had started to come in, indicating a huge loss for the Socialists and a first place for Sarkozy’s right-wing alliance, Prime Minister Manuel Valls…

A Conversation with Simon Anholt

Benjamin Zeeb talks to the creator of the Good Country Index, who describes the EU as “the most successful experiment in multilateralism in human history”.

The 13th Principle: The Importance of a European Public Sphere

It is essential to create a European public sphere as legitimator, commentator, and forum for discussion as well as a check on Union and regional politics. By Florian Le Gallo See also this previous article on the…

We Are All Bastards

In the present European reality, “united in diversity” is a good intended slogan with little substance. The identity of European generations to come will lie less in their nationhood but in the layers of their mobility.  By…

The 10th Principle: The Union should be committed to sustainable growth

“The new Union should be committed to and promote sustainable growth.” By James Bartholomeusz

A Very Russian Murder

The PDU takes a look back at Boris Nemcow’s life, his horrible death and what it all says about Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Russia at large. By Olena Lobunets

The 6th Principle: The Union should have a single European army

“The Union should have at its command a single European army, with the monopoly of external force projection.”  by Mario Zorro, Ella Fuller and Ece Kepekci Since the financial crisis of 2008, Europe has mainly focused…

Charles Clarke: Preventing Brexit should have the highest of strategic priorities

On March 4th the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge hosted the launch of a new Centre for Geopolitics and Grand Strategy – an interdisciplinary centre aiming to bring together…