Celebrating International Democracy Day on the 15th of September, the Peace Palace Library took pleasure in announcing the emergence of a new model of democracy. Guest blogger Jaap Hoeksma continued his series of blogs about the European Union by submitting that the EU has overcome the deadlock in the debate about its future. He argues that, from a citizens’ point of view, the aim of the EU is neither to become a sovereign State of Europe nor to form a Europe of sovereign States, but rather to function as a European democracy.