About Andrew Duff

Andrew Duff is a Senior Fellow at the European Policy Centre. He is a former Member of the European Parliament, President of the Union of European Federalists and Director of the Federal Trust. His latest book is ‘Constitutional Change in the European Union: Towards a Federal Europe’, Palgrave Macmillan (Open Access), 2022. @AndrewDuffEU
28 02, 2024

A two-tier federal budget for the European Union

By |2024-02-28T15:53:21+00:00February 28th, 2024|Categories: EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Federalism, Views from the Federal Trust|

Published by European Policy Centre The European Union is taking on new tasks. But unless legal and political constraints on its budget are lifted, the EU will be left with inadequate financial resources. In this Discussion Paper, the authors propose a radical restructuring of the EU budget after 2027 into [...]

17 10, 2023

Europe’s Federal Imperial Union

By |2023-10-17T15:03:14+00:00October 17th, 2023|Categories: EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Federalism, Future of Europe, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

In its time, Europe has known a lot of empires. Some, like Napoleon’s, arose from an excess of revolutionary fervour. Others, pre-eminently the Hapsburgs, were based on dynastic inheritance. The Soviet Union was forged by Bolshevist ideology. The Ottomans had a religious cause. Some empires were more enlightened than others, [...]

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