- 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.
José Manuel Barroso became part of the problem when the EU started to lose the affection of its citizens.
- Juncker’s flawed second attemptJuncker has gone for a straight swap, but his choice may not suit everyone.
- Juncker faces local and global difficultiesHis college is not yet in office, but he is already learning some harsh lessons about the political environment in which it will operate.
- Hearings raise questions of credibilityMEPs failed to ask the questions that really matter.
- Beware myth of Sarkozy as France’s saviourHe may himself be deluded by the myth of the saviour, but there is no reason why the French electorate should share in this delusion.
- Juncker must play it longJuncker must weigh short- and long-term interests against each other and find a way to articulate those tensions.
- A test of nerves for Sweden and PolandThe new Swedish and Polish governments want to improve relations with Russia. But the Kremlin has other ideas.
- Fighting to give a voice to patients in the European healthcare debateThe patient perspective deserves greater attention, because patients are experts too, says their European spokesperson, Nicola Bedlington.
- The five-year plan for the EUJuncker’s Commission needs to show political will and urgency from the outset.
- Sorting facts from mythsLászló Andor speaks frankly to Tim King about the EU’s policy failures – and some successes – and doubts the need for super-commissioners.
- Putin: a man with a pastA brave new book catalogues what was unknown about Putin’s past – and what Western governments chose to ignore about his system.
- 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.
A note for the new commissioners from two academics: here’s why you will fail to meet the Europe 2020 employment targets – and seven chances to turn things around.
- The Stockholm syndrome in politicsIn the Ukraine crisis, Europe is repeating mistakes that it has many times before with Russia, writes the foreign minister of Lithuania.
- What chance a 2030 deal?The chances of a climate and energy agreement are high – but don’t bet your house just yet.
- A pivotal point for Europe’s economyThe 2030 climate and energy package that EU leaders will discuss next week should be seen as part of an economic-recovery stimulus package, writes Jeremy Oppenheim, programme director for the New Climate Economy.
- The new philosophers of global economicsUS Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's recent reference to philosophy at the G-20 meeting of finance ministers gets to the heart of why Europe is finding it so difficult to escape its current malaise, writes Harold James, professor of history at Princeton University.
- Solving Europe’s credibility problemCan governments credibly commit themselves to trim public spending in the future while avoiding immediate cuts? Fortunately, the answer is yes, writes Jean Pisani-Ferry, a professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.