Tag Archives: European Commission

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It’s time for the EU to get serious about Poland

The European Commission is right to take a stand against Poland’s new radical Right-wing government, James Bartholomeusz writes for the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

PDU Deputy Editor wins European Commission essay competition

James Bartholomeusz has been chosen as the UK winner of an EU essay competition on the future of enlargement.

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

Tusk and Mogherini: Appointments and Opportunities

Daniel Schade and James Bartholomeusz note the appointment of Donald Tusk and Federica Mogherini to major positions in European government.

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

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

The Troika and the Euro Crisis

PDU´s CEO Benjamin Zeeb joined Publixphere in Berlin to discuss their “Topic of the Month”.

The New European Commission – Transformation or Conversion?

The European elections have brought forth important systemic innovation regarding the functioning of the Union’s political system. However, those who hope that these new structures will quickly translate into political action might ultimately be disappointed….

Juncker elected as President of the Commission

On Tuesday, the European Parliament elected Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission. Welmoed Roeten reviews the situation.

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Democracy after the Elections

On 25th June, PDU London hosted a panel discussion in the House of Lords on the prospects – or otherwise – for European democracy after the Parliament elections.

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…