The EU is trying to update rules on data protection in the face of rapid technological progress and revelations about US spying
Technology touches almost every aspect of our lives, and that puts pressure on the EU's planned changes to data-protection rules
Technology companies are trying to distance themselves from the US snooping scandal
Customers are being asked to hand over more and more personal information, but there are dangers for firms that go too far
How far is the EU's vision of data protection compatible with the global economy?
MEPs and member states have different timescales when it comes to reform of data rules
There are widely differing estimates about the economic benefits – if any – of a new EU data-protection regime
Obama's landmark speech on climate change raised hopes of US action, but it may not work out that way.
Green groups want the EU to change its approach to cutting emissions.
The EU's main tool for fighting climate change is in trouble and politicians refuse to come to the rescue.
Un talks on climate will be difficult.
The next UN climate talks are being held in a country that relies heavily on coal.
How climate research can be helped by looking up.
Evidence is growing that global warming is happening and it is man-made. But will it make any difference?
The state of EU climate policy.
Looks at the increasing popularity of free online courses, MOOCs, and how they can help universities reach a wider audience.
Talk of a British exit from the European Union provides a rich source of material for students of the EU
The rector of the College of Europe on funding, online learning and the importance of the arts.
It might go without saying that the rector of the College of Europe has to champion European studies, but Jörg Monar has identified a particular battle to fight for the discipline.
Europe's member states are moving tentatively towards filling gaps in their military logistics.
EU missions are no longer in their infancy. Will member states provide a coming-of-age present?
Somalia has emerged as an unlikely EU success and as a signpost for future use of soft and hard power.
How the war in Iraq shaped the EU's role in non-proliferation efforts.
The EU is struggling to improve its cyber-security.
Threats lurk, but are they large and pressing enough to rouse a war-wary continent?
EU leaders are belatedly turning their attention to defence, but their goal is unclear.
Politicians are struggling to muster the political will to address the fragmentation that bedevils the European defence industry
A strategic direction emerges despite a lack of strategic vision
Europe's leaders know the wish-list, but not yet their own wishes
European researchers and investors are focusing their efforts on those green technologies thought to have potential in the short to medium term. They include...
Europe's quest for emissions-free transport faces many problems