2017 – The year Europe’s fate hangs in the balance

In the latest issue of the World Commerce Review, PDU Treasurer Korbinian Rüger argues that the European project has never been under more pressure than now. The question is, ‘will it crack?’ and for three reasons this year…

Professor Simms leads the Dialogue on Europe

On 28 June 2016, PDU President Brendan Simms gave the opening speech at Das Progressive Zentrum’s Opening Conference

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.

Brexit-Referendum: Doomsday for the political and economic fate of Europe?

On June 16, the PDU held an event on the Brexit-Referendum at the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in Munich. On June 23 the British people vote on whether the UK will be the first country…

A World in Turmoil? When economic and social factors are in conflict

The European Union once started as a peace project, now the path seems to lead towards deep conflict. An Essay by Wolfgang P. Warth When analyzing Europe’s post-war history, we see Yugoslavia as a similar experiment,…

This is the endgame

James Bartholomeusz outlines the PDU’s vision for Campus Europe.

The frontier of international democracy

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

Is there Life after Brexit?

The German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung asks what would happen if the UK left the EU after the referendum and quotes the PDU’s president.