- 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.
Juncker must weigh short- and long-term interests against each other and find a way to articulate those tensions.
- A brave (though flawed) attempt at a shake-upJuncker has made a serious attempt at reform, but has taken several gambles.
- Belgium owes Europe betterBelgium is the last country to decide on its nominee to the Commission, and it will dictate if Juncker’s college languishes at eight women, or edges up to nine.
- The EU has to draw unity from the wreckage of MH17The EU’s leadership must make clear that the member states are in this together: that they are prepared to stand up to Putin and to pay a collective price.
- Less technicolour, more technocraticJuncker's choice is limited for his college of European commissioners.
- Lack of women weakens JunckerIt will take all of Juncker's skill for negotiation to get a respectable number of women in the next Commission.
Juncker wants to increase the Commission’s weight in the EU’s foreign policy, but his early decisions have reduced the potential benefits.
- Scottish independence debate highlights weakness in UK in Europe campaignWith the ‘No’ camp’s “don’t lose out on EU membership” argument failing to convince voters in Scotland, the UK could be on track to losing its own referendum in 2017.
- Juncker's plan would 'shut down environmental policy', campaigners warnBusiness groups have welcomed Juncker's new 'streamlined' Commission structure, but green campaigners have decried the loss of dedicated environment and climate commissioners.
- Juncker seeks greater control over foreign policyThe high representative will move to the European Commission headquarters and half of her cabinet must be made up of Commission staff.
- Juncker's health plans drive a wedge between partnersCommission reorganisation announcement prompts health NGO to pull out of plans to create a health intergroup in the European Parliament
- The return of a Soviet habitIn kidnapping an Estonian security official, Russia wants to test the West’s weakness.
- 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.
Adair Turner, a former chairman of the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority, asks: will policymakers openly admit that escaping from recession will require bigger fiscal deficits financed by the ECB?
- An Uber-sensitive subjectThe disruptive effects of technological innovation are reverberating through the taxi-ranks of Europe. So should we welcome the disruption caused by the US-based app Uber? Or is the disruption damaging to passengers as well as taxi-cartels? Neelie Kroes argues that there are wider lessons for Europe about innovation. Wim Faber argues that innovation does not eliminate the need for regulation.
- Should Scotland leave the pound zone?As Scots prepare to vote in this month's referendum on whether to remain in the UK, the more immediate issue is money, writes Harold James, a professor at Princeton University.
- Draghi breaks the rulesIn breaking three taboos in one speech, the president of the European Central Bank has guaranteed more discussion about the eurozone system.
- Creativity, innovation and responsibility are needed on climate changeTop-down governance approaches have been useful in addressing climate change, but the most recent climate-change summits have revealed the limits of this approach, writes Javier Solana, the former EU high representative for foreign and security policy.
- Start thinking in circlesThe chief executives of Unilever and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development discuss how to build a circular economy in Europe.