Tag Archives: history

1969: The Spirit of the Hague

1969 proved a watershed moment in the history of the European project, both in terms of EC reform and preparing the ground for the first enlargement. By Amelie Buchwald

The East’s Welfare State: What Model for Growth?

Eastern member-states might have been liberated from communist rule, but the transition to liberal capitalism has not been an easy one. Dadiana Chiran argues that the strengths of Eastern welfare states have been compromised since the…

100 Years since 1914

An article for our Portuguese readers in Diário de Notícias on the origins of the First World War. Read here. (pdf)

The Ghosts of Europe Past

In a  New York Times op-ed Brendan Simms writes about historical continuities between Europe’s past and the EU’s present and proposes ways to overcome them.