Zurich first, Luxembourg last in air pollution ranking
Zurich leads the ranking of major European cities with the best clean air this year, while Berlin drops from first to fifth place.
Zurich, Copenhagen and Vienna have emerged as the top three European cities for clean air this year, while Berlin has fallen from first to fifth place.
Democrats and Republicans are both mistaken about the Ukraine crisis – and there could be serious global repercussions.
- Five lessons for the European Union from Mission: ImpossibleDavid Cameron and Tom Cruise: how credible is the comparison?
- Avoiding the iceberg: Sanofi's R&D boss charts a healthy futureThe keynote speaker at the 20th anniversary celebration of the European Medicines Agency offered some challenges to conventional thinking about the next 20 years – including carefully calculated provocations of his hosts.
The value of building up the confidence of the Roma should not be underestimated.
Quote of the Week
I haven't come to Berlin to ask Germany to pay Greece's pensions.Alexis Tspiras, Greece's prime minister, after talks with Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, in Berlin on Monday (23 March).
The Week in numbers
Profile of Lithuania's minister of defence.
As Russia continues to flex its muscles in the east, Juozas Olekas, Lithuania’s defence minister, is having a busy time.
People & Places
High-level group of personalities on defence research Chair Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European commissioner for internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs Members Federica Mogherini, EU foreign policy chief, vice-president …
- Held to account on banking reforms
- Straining at the controls
- From disaster to disaster
- The EU takes on the big banks
- Capital markets to challenge banks?
- The painful death of banking secrecy
A focus on boosting investment may signal greater flexibility on bank regulation after the tough reforms of the sector.
The collapse of a medium-sized bad bank in Austria will test the EU's new bank resolution rules.
A look at how new banking rules have – and have not – learnt from the past
A European Commission proposal to order large financial institutions to create subsidies for risky trading angered the banking industry and the political left.
Jean-Claude Juncker must involve the banking sector in his plan for integrating Europe’s capital markets to boost investment.
New legislation will oblige banks in the EU to share information about account holders with tax authorities.