- 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.
The people of Germany – and their political leaders – must reconcile themselves to the truth that Germany’s economy is not an island.
- An unpredictable year ahead for the European Union The year has barely started and some of the EU's worst fears are already being realised.
- Timmermans needs a deeper shade of greenIn 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.
Foreign ministers meeting in Brussels have kick-started a discussion about how to counter Russian media influence, particularly among ethnic Russian speakers in the Baltic states and Ukraine.
- The EU gets down to businessOver the course of this week, it should become clearer how much appetite the EU institutions have for legislation in the coming months.
- Europe’s willpower called into questionDo we in Europe want to continue to make our rules our way, asks Edward Lucas, or will we allow others to impose their wishes on us?
- How the Syrian crisis will shape the EU’s migration reformsThe European Commission is expected to announce a new policy direction to manage the asylum-seeker crisis. But the immigration reform that the EU requires may be much broader.
- Recurring questions that defy European answersDespite the development of European politics, there is no glossing over the specificities of national and regional politics.
- Injecting optimism into the EUJohn Wyles lists the successes the EU most wants to see in 2015.
- 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.
Rather than being an obstacle to peace, the International Criminal Court could be used by both sides to seek accountability and to increase the chances of ending the cycle of violence, writes Israeli photojournalist Alex Levac.
- Making sense of the Swiss shockSwitzerland is an example of just some of the risks that might emerge if a country with a strong economy were to leave the eurozone, write Markus Brunnermeier and Harold James.
- The Russian threat runs out of fuelWhen oil prices rise, Russia expresses its latent resentments more aggressively, writes Daniel Gros.
- The global consequences of Russia’s isolationRussia’s economic crisis has exposed some uncomfortable truths about institutions of global governance.
- TTIP talks must stay on trackTransatlantic trade talks must not be sidelined by issues such as the Google antitrust case, writes Stuart Eizenstat, a former US ambassador to the EU.
- The French 9/11Dominique Moïsi asks what the French can learn from Americans’ response to the 11 September 2001 attacks.