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National Identity Disrupted

In this PDU podcast Emilie Mendes de Leon argues that one consequence of European Integration is the creation of a generation less attached to a monolithic ideal of the nation. However, the current EU decision making procedure…

The 14th Principle: The Official Language of the Union will be English

“The official language of the Union will be English, which is to be exclusively used for government affairs and will be the sole language of command in the Union army. The other languages of the…

The 1st Principle: A More Democratic and More Powerful Europe

In this new series, the PDU clarifies its Statement of Principles one by one. We want to explain why we believe these principles are essential and discuss them with our readers and members. This week,…

The deal is done. Why a Syriza win tomorrow won’t change anything

Whatever the outcome of tomorrow’s election in Greece, true sovereignty and democratic control over its national finances isn’t in the cards for the Greeks, as it isn’t for any other states of Europe’s so-called periphery….

Cyprus – Awash With Russian Money

The example of Cyprus clearly shows the urgent need for a more integrated and better regulated EU economic structure. The small island is awash with Russian money, the origins of which are dubious. By Eleni Courea

Pegida – Marches Against Diversity

For the past months, there have been regular marches in Dresden, and now in other parts of Germany, associated with the movement called ‘Pegida’ – roughly translated to ‘patriotic Europeans against the Islamification of the…

Nous sommes Charlie

James Bartholomeusz responds to the terror attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris.

2014: One Year in Europe

2014 has been another eventful and exciting year for Europe and the PDU. Time to take a look back at some of the most important events and developments of the past year. Ukraine: A new…

Podemos

The PDU launches its series of podcasts and accompanying articles with a profile of young and very successful Spanish party, Podemos. By Emilie Mendes de Leon and Korbinian Rueger AfD in Germany, UKIP in the United…

Great European of the Week: Ivana Kobilca

This week’s Great European is Slovenian painter, Ivana Koblica, who was born on December 20th 1861 in Ljubljana. Her path towards the Arts was emphasized by the importance given by her parents to education, and…