Tag Archives: democratic Union

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.

This is the endgame

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

Against national illusions (in German)

In this op-ed for Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung the PDU’s Deputy Chairman Daniel Schade argues that a European response to the terrorist threat to Europe’s society is necessary.

Economic union is a necessity, but it cannot exist without true democracy

The plans laid out by the Commission for an EU federation in 2012 certainly had their merits, but any European state must grow out of the will of citizens, not bureaucrats. By James Bartholomeusz

A New Citizenship? National and European Legal Identities from a Historical Perspective

This study explores the historical perspective of legal identities at the European and national levels, giving an overview of how ideas of European citizenship can be compared with multilayered identities of the past. 

Herman Van Rompuy

The EU Presidency: Real Impact or Just a Political Ritual?

Erika Marty elaborates on the of the current EU Presidency system.

The Triumphs and Failures of the Hague Congress

As part of a new series on the federalist origins of the European project, Roisin Berghaus considers the triumphs and failures of the 1948 Hague Congress.

George Soros: The Tragedy of the EU

Maxence Salendre considers the investor and philanthropist George Soros’ new book on the future of the European project.

The Rule of Law and the Eurozone Crisis

The rule of law is a foundation principle of the European Union, yet the banking and sovereign debt crises of recent years threaten to undermine it. By Sophie Thurner