Public Service Europe - European politics


A website that shares perspectives, insight and debate on pertinent issues in the European Union.

Sarah Moore - Ernst & Young global media relations officer

May 7, 2013

A unique gateway to the expertise of high-level public and corporate decision-makers, journalists and academia representatives. Congratulations on stimulating the European debate.

Lidia Puka - researcher at the Polish Institute of International Affairs think-tank

May 7, 2013

We really appreciate this website for being an unbiased, impartial source of relevant information for its European audience.

Stephanie Blenckner - Stockholm International Policy Research Institute communications director

April 24, 2013

PSE is different. Unlike other European Union-focused websites, it does not simply follow the official agenda in the Brussels bubble. As a journalist and blogger, I really appreciate the non-partisan approach.

Eric Bonse - Brussels correspondent and Lost in EUrope blogger

April 18, 2013

This website performs a real public service by spreading information about developments in public policy, in different parts of the European Union, in an up to the minute and accessible way.

Professor Jim Gallagher - research fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University

April 16, 2013

This publications covers the whole spectrum of policy issues and this makes it a great news portal for those interested in European Union affairs. It is also an excellent platform for debate as it presents a broad range of views.

Alexandros Iakovidis - Europe Economics managing director

April 11, 2013

Web 2.0-type interaction, openness to external voices and critical scrutiny of a wide range of policy issues are all key ingredients that make an indispensable source of information and analysis. Highly recommended for anybody interested in making sense of the state of Europe, its institutions and policies.

Koldo Casla Salazar - chief of staff to the Basque Country Ombudsman

April 10, 2013

This website provides a fantastic insight into the world of the European Union. It contains a broad and rich variety of opinions that are relevant to the discussion on any given day.

Rory Broomfield - deputy director of the Freedom Association

April 10, 2013 provides critically informed comment on a host of vital challenges facing the European Union and national publics, and caters for all types of reader.

Dr Oliver Daddow - Leicester University reader in international politics

April 8, 2013

This website is a vital part of what I use to understand the issues and opinions washing around Europe at this complex and crucial moment in our history. It's coverage of core issues is very good, with lots of interesting analysis as well.

Nicholas Walton - communications director at the European Council on Foreign Relations

March 31, 2013 is a terrific combination of news and analysis. Its news brings key facts together and its analysis sets it apart from the competition.

Iris Kempe - fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

March 28, 2013

This publication offers critical and in-depth analysis on the most pressing issues facing Europe and the global community. Eschewing partisan ideology, this website creates space for thoughtful dialogue and, when necessary, scathing commentary.

Jake Olzen - campaigner at Witness Against Torture

March 27, 2013 offers a unique view that goes beyond merely informing its readers about European Union affairs. With its wealth of analysis and commentary, it's a must-read for anyone trying to keep up with Brussels.

Kameliya Encheva, European Cockpit Association communications officer

March 22, 2013

This website offers coverage of European issues, which is both wide ranging and detailed. As a resource, it is extremely valuable to anyone wishing to inform themselves on European issues - from citizens to professionals in Brussels.

Assya Kavrakova - programme manager at the European Citizen Action Service

March 22, 2013 offers a great platform for discussion. It allows politicians and stakeholders across the political spectrum to set out positions and views in order to stimulate much needed debate.

Angelika Schneider - Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group press officer

March 15, 2013

This website does what the media is supposed to do - listen to all kinds of different opinions and make known the solutions and actions that the public can choose to support or disagree with. It is a leading edge, pro-active news source in a democracy - to help benefit the public. Well done.

Hugo van Randwyck - the Bruges Group think-tank

March 12, 2013

This website is an invaluable resource for anyone who is looking for quality discussion of European issues, whether political or social. Not only does it offer a depth and breadth of commentary that is hard to find elsewhere but the variety of commentators ensure that your preconceptions are challenged, and that you can come across truly unique ideas.

Andy Halsall - UK Pirate Party campaigns officer

February 26, 2013

Public Service Europe does just that - it provides a public service to Europe and beyond. By offering a platform that invites and disseminates a broader opinion than what it found in mainstream media, PSE provides thoughtful and informed dialogue as we move into a world filled with complex, interwoven challenges that demand a thoughtful and informed global citizenry.

Tod Brilliant - Post Carbon Institute communications

February 26, 2013 is a very useful hub of commentary and debate on the issues of the day. It also helps that Dean and the team are great to work with.

Miranda Thomas, Cass Business School communications manager

February 14, 2013

I've found this website to be a reliable source of lively debate and provocative analysis on a range of important issues. It's something we need more of on the European media landscape: a BS-free zone.

Craig Winneker, European Photovoltaic Industry Association head of political communications

February 14, 2013 is a great resource to help keep on top of what is happening in Europe and a way to hear from those at the heart of the debate.

Adam Hug, Foreign Policy Centre policy director

February 14, 2013

This is the website I visit to get the latest news and in depth insight into what is happening in European politics, public administration, management issues and key developments in technology and business.

Neil Stinchcombe - director of Eskenzi PR

February 13, 2013

This website has carved a niche for itself as the source to stay up to date with the latest public sector news across Europe. It's a great way to access a range of independent expert opinions on the core public sector issues affecting European citizens and businesses.

Janice Gibson - Ricoh Europe public relations manager

February 4, 2013

What I like about is that it often goes beyond what most mainstream media outlets offer. It provides an open space for critical and alternative views about how the European Union is and about how it could be.

Ester Araúzo - Corporate Europe Observatory communications officer

January 29, 2013

This website takes a frank, entertaining and well-researched look at the European affairs that affect us all. Essential, forward-looking reading.

Sophie Blackwell - marketing manager at Bloomsbury Publishing

January 23, 2013

We are now entering a a new phase of intense discussion about Europe; the debate about governance, the 2014 European Parliament elections and the prospect of a United Kingdom referendum in the not too distant future. This is where comes into its own as a platform for controversial, critical and informed contributions about the developing European story.

Sir Julian Priestley - former secretary general of the European Parliament

January 23, 2013 provides a well-balanced overview of European current affairs from a wide variety of opinion-formers and decision-makers. It is accessible and interesting to a wide audience.

Kathleen Walker Shaw - GMB trade union European officer

January 21, 2013

This publication provides a broad pool of expert opinions on European affairs. The Seven Days diary article provides insight into the daily life of European Union professionals that you don't get anywhere else.

Cherian Grundmann - co-founder of OneEurope

January 16, 2013

I was very happy to discover that the editors of this website are willing to hear out and promote opinions not to be found in the mainstream. Something that undoubtedly contributes to maintaining the vital habit of critical thinking.

George Vlahov - Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee

January 14, 2013 provides an invaluable service in covering events, topics and viewpoints that you don't often find in the mainstream media but that affect us all.

Claire Robinson - editor of GMWatch

January 14, 2013

Apart from providing coverage of daily European news as it happens, this website relies on well-known academics and policy-makers to deliver expert in-depth analysis of European policy decisions and their implications for the average European citizen.

Costas Milas - professor of finance at Liverpool University

January 14, 2013

This website is a time-saver, as it aggregates a wide selection of opinion and information on European issues under one roof. But then again, it makes you think and in the end you end up not saving time at all - but getting more insight in the bargain.

Konstanty Gebert - associate fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations

January 14, 2013

This website is a great tool, due to the depth and breadth of opinion - and the broad range of contributors. This enables the publication and its readers to be on the front line of thinking. keep its finger firmly on the pulse of politics.

Alexandra Phillips - UKIP press officer

January 9, 2013 is a very well organised and easy to use website offering news about the European Union and its individual member states, as well as intelligent debate on pressing issues. The website is packed with very helpful information and interesting analysis.

Dr Daniele Albertazzi - senior lecturer in European politics at Birmingham University

January 3, 2013

A useful, clear and well-structured website covering EU and member state news. It is also open to the point of view of non-governmental organisations and civil society groups.

Vincent Metten - EU policy director at the International Campaign for Tibet

December 12, 2012

For those inundated with material saturated with 'Eurospeak', this website is a refreshing way of keeping tabs on key developments across Europe as well as within particular areas of policy - and the relevant issues for individual member states.

Colin Coulson-Thomas - professor of human resources and organisational behaviour at Greenwich University

December 3, 2012 is clearly an important talking shop, which does not shy away from issues that are either controversial or ignored by the mainstream media.

Raheem Kassam - communications director at the Henry Jackson Society think-tank

November 29, 2012

I welcome the fact that this website puts itself at the service of European citizens. The diversity of opinions and topics makes it valuable for all those interested in European Union affairs.

Delia Vlase - spokesperson for the chairman of the European People's Party group

November 29, 2012

This website fills the need for publishing news and opinions relevant to the European Union public sector. Even in Asia, it offers a useful insight into how the European public sector views various issues.

Dennis Posadas - Asia-based fellow of the Climate Institute Centre for Environment Leadership Training

November 27, 2012 has become a very useful European website with information on the important EU topics. It is very helpful for citizens to understand what is happening in Europe.

Dimitris Komodromos - press officer for the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats

November 20, 2012

With the ongoing eurozone crisis, senior finance professionals are hungry for up to date and informative articles on the EU written by European decision makers. is a great platform for this and allows our clients to express their views and see what decision makers are thinking.

James Dumelow - public affairs specialist at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

November 15, 2012 provides both to the point reporting about ongoing European Union news stories as well as thought-provoking opinions pieces. This combination makes this platform an indispensable source for everyone trying to cope with the complexity of EU policy-making.

Johannes Kleis - head of communications at the European Consumer Organisation BEUC

October 14, 2012

Citizens need to be regularly informed about the decisions taken by the European Union, the institutions and the member states. offers an engaging and interactive platform for pan-European discussion and debate between the EU's stakeholders and citizens. I recommend a regular dose of this website on everybody's reading list.

Wilfried Martens - former prime minister of Belgium and now president of the European People's Party

October 11, 2012, in providing both timely and insightful information about the European project and profiles of the civil-servants contributing daily to its construction, fulfils brilliantly its own mission. It offers a public-service and a chance to those who are so inclined to know more about these very tangible, yet elusive and far-flung administrative and political bodies that move forward the daily lives of European citizens. Keep up the good work.

Francesco Calazzo - communications officer for the European Parliament Petitions Committee

August 7, 2012

This website is an incredibly helpful platform on which we can bring the views and concerns of developing Commonwealth countries to the attention of European policy experts and decision-makers.

Daisy Cooper - director of the Commonwealth Advisory Bureau think-tank

August 3, 2012 is an increasingly influential and excellent news portal for all those interested in European Union and European affairs. I highly recommend both reading and contributing to the website on a regular basis. It covers the activities of the European Parliament well and recognises the growing influence of the EP on people's lives.

Martin Schulz - President of the European Parliament

July 4, 2012

This is a great website for those of us that don't live in Europe, but are both interested in and affected by events there.

Professor Paul R. Ehrlich - Stanford University, in the United States

June 12, 2012

A clear and well-presented website offering news about the European Union and beyond, with informative opinion and sharp analysis. A 'must' for those seeking to be better informed of the politics that are shaping our future.

Neil Corlett - head of communications at the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group

May 23, 2012

The nebulous world of the EU is difficult to navigate, not least when the commission and the parliament spend millions each year on pro-European propaganda. This website not only makes it easier to find accurate information about the European Union, but it also looks at the issues from all angles taking into account all opinions.

Marina Yannakoudakis - Conservative Party MEP for London

April 23, 2012 is a great website for Europe, coming at a time when the continent needs it most. It combines wide coverage of issues, across both borders and policy areas - and in-depth, yet accessible, up-to-date analysis. It is an extremely valuable resource for anyone interested in European affairs.

Dimitris Katsikas - Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy research associate

April 5, 2012

An excellent new venture that I have already worked with, will highlight the role and importance of European Parliament and EU policies and institutions for those living and working in the UK and beyond. All the best to you.

Jerzy Buzek - former European Parliament President

March 31, 2012 is an invaluable resource, which ensures quality coverage of a wide range of European policy issues - with a diverse spread of perspectives and opinions.

Richard More O'Ferrall, press officer at the Greens/European Free Alliance group in the European Parliament

March 29, 2012 is an excellent platform for keeping up with the latest European news, analysis, debate and discussion. It presents complex topics in an engaging manner and is recommended for anyone with a wish to know and understand more about the mysterious workings of the European Union.

Jenna Cattermole, German Marshall Fund of the United States communications assistant

February 22, 2012 is an important source of news and comment on political and economic issues Europe-wide, which is especially useful to those of us seeking to influence public policy and needing to keep on top of what is happening in government and business at the national and international levels.

Andy Smith, United Kingdom National Defence Association chief executive

February 22, 2012 is a website full of original thought-provoking analysis and is becoming one of the more influential debate forums in Europe.

Professor John Ryan, London School of Economics

January 12, 2012 is a must-read for anyone who wants to know about the latest European Union developments. For me, it has become an invaluable source of news, analysis and comment on everything from the big-picture politics of the EU to more detailed policy issues. The website makes sense of the Brussels bubble for anyone wanting to make sense of what is happening at the supranational level – and for so-called Brussels-insiders like me, it has become indispensable.

Kevin Doran, managing director of Grayling Brussels

January 11, 2012

A wonderful addition to the United Kingdom-Europe news and comment scene. A broad range of views, with convincing and heavyweight arguments, provide an excellent platform for debate.

Matthew Lewis, Nucleus director

January 10, 2012

As the countries of the European Union enter an ever more difficult period, it is essential to have a dispassionate forum such as We will all be living with the consequences of the decisions taken over the next few months for many years.

Tim Knox, Centre For Policy Studies director

November 13, 2011

A welcome new voice on policy. Our politics are becoming progressively more European, but our media still sit in national silos – we need more fora like this one.

Phillip Souta, Business for New Europe director

October 17, 2011

What a wonderful forum for debate and discussion. contributes an important space at a time when robust consideration of economic issues is vital to the public interest.

Mark Littlewood, Institute of Economic Affairs director general

September 22, 2011 is an excellent initiative. Much can be said of European Union politics, but it still remains an under-debated and somewhat opaque topic - even to those who work on supranational matters. This website helps readers to better understand what is happening and what key opinion leaders are thinking about it.

Fredrik Erixon - European Centre for International Political Economy director

September 20, 2011

This is an exciting time for a title like It is a refreshing read, enlightening and brings together all the politics of the European community no matter how complex the issues are - and reports on it in an accessible and user-friendly format making it available to all audiences.

Mary Honeyball MEP - Socialist and Democrat lead on the Culture, Education, Media and Sport Committee in the European Parliament

September 8, 2011 brings keen focus to the most pressing political issues on the international scene. If you want concise and well written analysis, its weblink should be in your favourites folder.

Jack Radisch, OECD policy analyst

August 9, 2011

There is no shortage of crucial topics that we, as MEPs, need to come to terms with in an ever-changing world - and serves well as a fine, welcome and diverse forum for informed debate and analysis on those issues. I wish you every success.

Struan Stevenson, Conservative MEP in Scotland

July 18, 2011 continues to impress with its breadth of coverage, its openess to all shades of public opinion and its ability to ferret out stories in the public interest. While we look aghast at the activities of much of the press, it is good to have something that just does its job.

Nigel Farage MEP, UK Independence Party leader

July 12, 2011 possesses rare insight into how the real European Union policy-making and its impact actually takes place outside Brussels.

Hosuk Lee-Makiyama - European Centre for International Political Economy director

June 6, 2011

This website provides policy-targeted and thought-provoking analysis on the major challenges facing Europe. A great tool to stay informed.

Alfredo Cabral - Policy Network strategic planning

June 2, 2011

A very informative and unbiased source of news and commentary on what is going on in the world of European Union public policy. We need more such ventures and I wish every success in offering its high level service. It is already in my 'favourites' folder.

Petros Fassoulas - European Movement chairman in London

June 2, 2011 is a very interesting website. Rich in diverse contributions on Europe and its challenges - and managed by a very professional team.

Stéphanie Baz – communications officer for Jacques Delors and Notre Europe

June 1, 2011

Clarity of presentation and wide coverage of issues make recommended reading for anyone who wants to keep up to date in the debate about Europe today and tomorrow.

Professor Martyn Bond - London Press Club deputy chairman

May 5, 2011

An excellent website that provides up-to-date EU news and offers a great platform for exchanging opinions on hot issues. I wish you a great success.

Zhang Jiao - University of Macau

April 18, 2011

An excellent site - with a balance of news, analysis and opinion that other sources of information on Europe and the European Union could learn a lot from.

Bobby Duffy - Ipsos Social Research Institute director

April 15, 2011 is a great site for up to the minute details and informed comment on what is going on in Europe, both institutionally and in member states.

Dr Oliver Daddow - Loughborough University

April 6, 2011

There is not enough independent media dedicated to covering European Union affairs and I look forward to reading in the future to receive my updates. I wish the new venture well.

Jan Zahradil MEP - European Conservatives and Reformists group chairman

April 6, 2011

I welcome the in-depth analysis and insights this new website provides to readers, who are interested in learning about the latest developments in the EU public administration and key events in the various member states. is a valuable and welcome addition to the European media landscape.

Paraskevas Nikiforos Diamandouros - European Ombudsman

April 4, 2011

Congratulations on the new website. It is an excellent venture to create a better understanding of the European Union. I believe that will be a thorough success like its sister publication

Ozgur Tufekci - Centre for Strategic Research & Analysis chairman

March 31, 2011

A world class forum for thought-provoking coverage and cutting-edge analysis of European Union and member state policy initiatives. The website comes at a critical time when European countries are developing best-practice energy and climate policies, and experimenting with bold public sector reforms. The world will have its eye on

Andrés Jonathan Drew - London School of Economics researcher

March 30, 2011

Its always good when a new, exciting publication comes on stream – particularly when it gives a pan-European perspective from top class writers, offering insight and measured commentary.

Chris Stone - Keele University press officer

March 28, 2011

This is an important site and a key resource for diverse views, discussion and scrutiny of EU and national politics.

David Lundy - European United Left/Nordic Green Left European Parliament Group press officer

March 28, 2011 provides topical news and insightful commentary on how public services are being reformed across Europe. Essential reading for all those interested in how education, health, welfare and other important services will be delivered in the 21st century.

Helen Disney - Stockholm Network chief executive

March 28, 2011 is a brilliant venture that informs our perspectives on international and European politics with accuracy, honesty and verve - which is quite exceptional in the media world. It is the work of media professionals who love their job very much - almost workaholics. And you can quote me on that.

Professor Vassilis K. Fouskas - Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies founding editor

March 28, 2011

A promising newcomer to the European information galaxy.

Thomas Bourke - European University Institute, Italy

March 28, 2011

Congratulations on a much-needed site for European watchers especially those outside Europe. It is most readable, relevant and takes on the most important items impacting the European Union. I commend you on this new development.

Dr Bruno Mascitelli - Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

March 28, 2011

A website where all views and opinions on the EU can be expressed and debated. What a pity our political elite do not allow the same level of debate.

Jon Gaunt - radio personality and official spokesman for the EU Referendum Campaign

March 28, 2011

At a time of great economic and political uncertainties at home and abroad, public sector and public policy are subject to extensive scrutiny and debate. The website offers a neat one-stop chart for comment and comprehensive information.

George Magnus - UBS Investment Bank senior economic adviser, London

March 28, 2011

Excellent initiative that undoubtedly will contribute to the construction of a sense of community among European peoples. A much needed good quality publication on international politics and public policy.

Professor Montserrat Guibernau - Queen Mary University of London

March 28, 2011

The public analysis of European affairs has taken a giant leap forward with and we as practitioners and academics have much to gain from its 'one stop shop' approach.

Dr David J. Galbreath - Bath University

March 28, 2011

In providing a clear view of what's happening right across the European Union, the website plugs an important gap in the information supply chain. I shall be recommending it to colleagues and clients alike as a terrific way to keep on top of European policy news and insight.

Andrew Hawkins - ComRes chairman

March 28, 2011

Just as the Public Service Review is a key source for up to date debate and facts about UK policy, promises very much the same high quality for the European setting.

Samuel Jones - ADS Group communications manager

March 21, 2011

Congratulations on the new site. A valuable addition to the plurality of EU news outlets, which all public affairs practitioners would do well to read regularly for the added depth and insight it delivers.

Chris Whitehouse - The Whitehouse Consultancy managing director

March 21, 2011