Written by Former Members

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"A European conscience: Hans-Gert Pöttering - Biography" By Michael Gehler and Marcus Gonscher, published by Verlag Herder, 2020

“We all have questions about what is happening in our world, about the great achievements such as the founding of the European Union, as well as about the many challenges that arise internally and externally. This is where Hans-Gert Pöttering provides individual answers. These are not just the small steps of a convinced European, but a great understanding and knowledge of the need for a united Europe based on solidarity.”

Brigitte Langenhagen
EPP-ED, Germany (1990-2004)

“Il Parlamento europeo” by Andrea Manzella, published by Luiss Press, 2019.

“It is a concise 138-page overview of the role of the European Parliament and its procedures. It is written in a simple, clear style and includes a 28-page bibliography which is essentially an inventory of specialist literature in this field from all over the Union.”

Enrique Barón Crespo
S&D,Spain (1986-2009)

“Talking to North Korea: Ending the Nuclear Standoff” by Glyn Ford, published by Pluto Press, 2018.

“This is a serious and well-researched book. Glyn Ford, a former leader of British Labour MEPs, has put his experience from over fifty visits to the DPRK (North Korea) to good use in an update to his 2008 book “North Korea on the Brink: Struggle for Survival”

Anita Pollack
PES, United Kingdom (1989-1999)

“Start up Europe” by Zofia Mazej Kuković, self-released, 2016

“Ms. Zofija Kuković offers a comprehensive account of her activities during her mandate in the book “START UP EUROPE”. The book is also of use to present and future MEPs, especially for those that wish to pursue work in the fields that Ms. Kuković has specialised in.”

Maria da Graça Carvalho
EPP, Portugal (2009-2014)