Tag Archives: economy

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…

Developments in the Eurozone: Muddling through or Turning the Tide?

On November 17th, 2014, the PDU invited speakers to discuss developments in the Eurozone.

Roaming Charges to Drop Again

New cuts to be introduced on 1 July, will allow Europe to take the next step toward eliminating roaming charges altogether. By Roisin Berghaus As of 1 July, Europe will take the next step towards the “ever-closer…

Liam Fitzgerald in radio interview: “Individual states cannot compete on their own”

In a BBC Radio 5 live interview on the outcome of the European Elections, the PDU’s Head of Munich Office Liam Fitzgerald argued that the issues raised by eurosceptic parties were not tackled properly by…

An Economic Exception: The Basque Country

Whilst Spain as a whole has suffered from tough economic times, the Basque Country has remained relatively successful. By Anna Wallander


Greece has become the symbolic centre of all the manifold problems of Europe – and opposition to the EU. What will happen in the May 2014 elections? By James Bartholomeusz

Rivers of Blood Reloaded?

The PDU describes the real debates going on regarding “benefits tourism” and “poverty migration” and reviews possible solutions. By Benjamin Zeeb In a recent interview with the BBC UK business secretary Vince Cable likened the ongoing…

Ireland and the EU: An Ambiguous Relationship

“This isn’t the end of the road. This is a very significant milestone on the road.” Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan’s words are echoed in the Irish media consensus about Ireland exiting the troika bailout….

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Recession Made in Germany?

Is Germany responsible for the economic crises of its European neighbors? The PDU assesses recent allegations. By Matthias Gerl

CETA – Jobs, Growth, and a Boon for Britain’s Pro-Europeans?

A free trade agreement with Canada, CETA, is predicted to boost growth and generate thousands of jobs. The PDU explains the background to this treaty and its significance for Europeans. By Martin McKane. The Comprehensive…