- 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.
- Change the culture: admit that bad things happenPutting in place internal rules on whistleblowing is a small but necessary step for the EU institutions.
- EU struggles to put a price on efficiencyEnvironmental campaigners have stepped up their calls for the European Commission to devote some of the €315bn investment fund to energy efficiency.
- Talk is cheap on telecoms reformWhat remains of the original telecoms reform is effectively just the proposals on net neutrality and on roaming charges.
- The persistence of moral hazard The credibility of the European Commission’s supervision of national budgets is wearing thin.
- Greece exposes eurozone’s lack of credibilityThe longer this confrontation goes on, the more it may damage the credibility of eurozone decision-making.
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.
- How to lose friends and alienate peopleTwo member states are struggling to stay on good terms with their EU neighbours at a time when more solidarity is needed.
- Imagining Russia without PutinThe West has as little idea of Kremlin politics as we have chance of influencing it.
- Proposed changes to data protection rules could affect consumer rightsIn a leaked draft of changes to data regulation, companies would have the right to assess whether information can be passed on to third parties.
- 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.
China’s move into multilateral processes, including its new multilateral banks, is good news for the world.
- Why we are setting up a European Roma InstituteThe value of building up the confidence of the Roma should not be underestimated.
- How to fight currency manipulationProhibitions of currency manipulation must be part of international trade deals, writes Simon Johnson
- Why deflation is good news for EuropeCheap oil prices should boost competitiveness and make life easier for eurozone households.
- Japan’s accounting problemJapan is monetising several trillion dollars of government debt. And, despite the orthodox fear that monetisation inevitably fuels dangerous inflation, the most likely market reaction will be a yawn.
- The stock-bond disconnectPolicymakers, including proponents of heavier public spending, are paying too little attention to public anxiety about future economic catastrophes.