- Moralising about the US and Germany spying scandalGermany would benefit from closer co-operation with Western intelligence services.
- NATO needs a plan to fight effectively an untidy warHow can NATO respond to the type of messy war favoured by Russia in Ukraine?
- What next for David Cameron?After his failure to stop Jean-Claude Juncker, the British prime minister will have to face the consequences.
- Grappling with irrelevanceThe Ukraine crisis has split the Visegrád group.
- Poland’s real scandalPoles should be focusing on the origin of tapes that have revealed that Poland’s politicians are doing what politicians do the world over.
In the wake of criticism, the first vice-president of the European Commission has protested that he is not an enemy of the environment.
- EU is wrong to hesitate over digital futureA new regulatory framework, or revising existing regulations, carries no guarantee that a digital economy will flourish.
- The wrong time for serious debate on the UK’s futureThe British government is not paying sufficient attention to the likely needs and wishes of other European member states.
- Van Rompuy’s low-key successIn-keeping with his presidency of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy's departure from office will be understated.
- Commission must know when to fight and when to retreatThere is clearly an appetite in the higher ranks of the new Commission to shoot down draft legislation.
- Tax-avoidance blame gameJuncker says Luxembourg was a victim of the lack of tax harmonisation in Europe.
Researchers call on the EU to provide the legal framework for research so it can provide reliable answers as rapidly and cost-effectively as possible.
- The splintering of VisegrádConfidence in the rule-based multilateral order that has protected us decades is being undermined.
- EU changes direction, destination unknownIf the EU is ruling out business-as-usual, then what are the alternatives?
- Russian activist calls for EU to get tough on proceeds of corruptionElena Panfilova, Transparency International’s vice-president, is visiting Brussels to warn leaders against complacency in the fight against corruption.
- Commission's deregulation agenda causes concernDecisions on the 2015 Commission work programme are stalled as lobbyists, NGOs, MEPs and member states object to plans to drop draft legislation.
- In what way are Commission vice-presidents special?This week gave us some clues about the dynamics between commissioners and vice-presidents.
- Busy time ahead for EU courtsSummer blog: ECJ to rule on Spanish inheritance tax, French state-aid, and a host of other cases.
- WHO backs EU's approach to e-cigarettesSummer blog: ‘Vapers’ are incensed at a report that backs the EU's approach of regulating electronic cigarettes in the same way as tobacco.
- German liberals anxiously await Saxony electionSummer blog: The FDP hopes to stop its decline when voters in Saxony go to the polls.
- Salmond comes out on top in second Scottish debateSummer blog: Facing the prospect of a 'No' vote in the Scottish independence referendum on 18 September, the first minister went for the jugular in the final televised debate.
- Is the EU ready for another volcanic ash could?Summer blog: Better co-ordination and a lower ash threshold could prevent a repeat of 2010's travel chaos.
Our best hope of preventing a full-blown regional security crisis is to prevent a local food crisis now, writes John Holmes.
- Europe’s misguided investment maniaEurope’s often-invoked investment gap is mostly a result of wishful thinking, and the remaining barriers to investment have little to do with a lack of financing, writes Daniel Gros.
- An opportunity with constraintsTo get an agreement on the Juncker investment package, avoid vague concepts, new rules and new forms of investment, writes the Czech Republic’s secretary of state for EU affairs.
- Human rights for all, 365 days a yearThe European Union should anchor human rights in the post-2015 agenda, writes Jan Wouters, a professor of international law at KU Leuven
- Why did Putin turn?President Vladimir Putin’s policy toward his country's "near abroad" and the West has been badly misunderstood, writes Harold James, a Professor of History at Princeton University.
- Future relations between the UK and the EUNegotiations between the EU and the UK will be delicate. Whatever the outcome, the EU would have to stick to certain principles, writes Jean-Claude Piris.