It’s All or Nothing: how to Make the EU more Democratic, Transparent and Efficient

In this piece for the Heinrich Böll Foundation Benjamin Zeeb and Daniel Schade explore how the EU can address its tripe crisis of democracy, transparency and efficiency.

Time is up for a Europe resting on its foreign policy laurels

Daniel Schade, The PDU’s Deputy Chairman, explains in the World Commerce Review why Europe’s status as an economic giant but political dwarf simply isn’t enough anymore.

PDU leads debate at Krynica Economic Forum

In September, Benjamin Zeeb and James Bartholomeusz represented the Project for Democratic Union at the Eastern Institute’s 25th Economic Forum in Krynica, Poland.

The IMF – a Role Model for a new Europe?

While the IMF seems to have learned from its past experiences, the European Union continues to be held back by its institutional setting. How the Greek crisis demonstrates the need for a new Europe. By Anja Spöri…

Holy Roman Empire 2.0 (in German)

With muddling through out of the question and a breakup undesirable, only one solution remains. In this article for Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Brendan Simms and Benjamin Zeeb make the case for the creation of a federal…

Troubles in China prove the need for change in Europe’s economy

The slowdown in the Chinese economy this summer has caught all analysts off-guard. Benjamin Zeeb and James Bartholomeusz explore what this means for EU economic policy.

Free Interrail journey for every young European

Berlin-based activists and authors Vincent-Immanuel Herr and Martin Speer have proposed a free one-month Interrail pass for every 18-year old European. This initiative could help combat stereotypes and foster a European identity among the youth….

PDU Podcast: European Horizons

On this week’s podcast we publish an interview with Igor Mitschka and Olga Karnas of European Horizons, an American student-led think tank concerned with European affairs. You can learn more about their project here. By Emilie…

The Last of the German Patriots

He is one of the most respected politicians ever to shape German policy. His integrity is beyond the shadow of doubt. He is truly one of Germany’s greatest statesmen. Here is why Wolfgang Schäuble should…

Το πιο φιλοευρωπαϊκό “Όχι” που είπαν ποτέ οι Έλληνες (in Greek and in English)

Είτε με «Ναι» είτε με «Όχι», όλα τα εμπλεκόμενα μέρη οφείλουν να καθίσουν ξανά την επόμενη μέρα γύρω από το τραπέζι και να εργαστούν προς μία λύση. Οι πολίτες της Ελλάδας έχουν το δικαίωμα να…