- 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.
- 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.
- MEPs are not exempt from need for changeSchulz and the revamped leadership of the institution should seize the moment to commit themselves to reforming the Parliament.
- This time it's not so very differentMartin Schulz is wrong to allow the European Parliament's presidency to be caught up in horse-trading over other EU jobs.
- Next Commission will start with its authority damagedThe independence of the European Commission has been weakened by the battle for the presidency.
- An opaque EU budget cannot be defendedAs long as the EU's budget remains opaque and unintelligible, those who want to defend the EU will be handicapped and those who want to damn the EU will have a licence to say what they like.
Tim King and Toby Vogel give their thoughts on the national leaders' inability to come to a decision on the EU's top jobs.
- Juncker struggles for women nomineesIncoming Commission president promises at least nine women, but with nearly half of the college declared there is a dearth of female names.
- Why the Parliament's presidency should be differentThe EU has a surfeit of presidencies, but the presidency of the Parliament has some distinctive characteristics that ought to be defended.
- The new-look EFDNigel Farage's EFD looked in trouble, but has attracted enough MEPs to remain a parliamentary group.
- Opinion polls proved close to the mark The European Parliament elections have become increasingly complex, but the forecasters have also become more sophisticated.
- Could this be Italy's moment in Europe?With Matteo Renzi's triumph in elections to the European Parliament, Italy may have entered the post-Berlusconi era. But will it be able to seize the moment?
EU states need to reform their bankruptcy procedures, not just their markets for labour and product, writes the director of the Centre for European Policy Studies.
- The trade delusionSlow progress in trade liberalisation is a lighter brake on growth than debt in the rich world and infrastructure and educational deficiencies in developing economies, writes the former chairman of the UK’s Financial Services Authority.
- What made the Bretton Woods system possible?Bretton Woods demonstrated that it takes a major crisis to produce a political dynamic of reform, write the professor of History at Princeton University and the director of the global economy programme at the Center for International Governance Innovation.
- Why pick on BNP Paribas?The fine against BNP was disproportionate – which was precisely the point, writes a professor from Harvard Law School.
- The cure to France's economic worriesFrance needs a more agile and open economy and cannot rely on the same growth model it has used before, writes a professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
- EU must get the gender balance rightA cross-party group of MEPs calls for an equal number of men and women to be given senior roles in the EU institutions