Tag Archives: European Parliament

2014: One Year in Europe

2014 has been another eventful and exciting year for Europe and the PDU. Time to take a look back at some of the most important events and developments of the past year. Ukraine: A new…

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 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….

From Boredom to Populism: France After the Elections

Two months after the shocking results of the European elections in France, what is the situation of the country? Paul Dransele reports on post-election French politics.

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.

The Banking Union: A Slow-food Recipe

Emanuele Barbarossa reports on the Single Resolution Mechanism, a further step towards European Banking Union.

Meeting room in the House of Lords

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.

European Election Results – Respect Our Votes!

The PDU, the European Federalist Party, JEF, and One Europe address a joint letter to Europeans, asking them to join us in defending European democracy. Download the Letter for Democracy here and send it to your…

Why are Eurosceptics opposed to European democracy?

How can Eurosceptics claim that Europe is undemocratic, and then block the people’s choice of the Commission president? By James Bartholomeusz

A Federalist Vision for Europe

In the aftermath of the elections, Pietro De Matteis, co-president of the European Federalist Party, lays out a federalist vision for Europe.