- 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.
There is clearly an appetite in the higher ranks of the new Commission to shoot down draft legislation.
- Tax-avoidance blame gameJuncker says Luxembourg was a victim of the lack of tax harmonisation in Europe.
- A better budget is a simpler budgetJuncker and his team must try to make the EU's budget less complicated.
- How to lose friends – and electionsThe manner of David Cameron's attack on the EU will do him long-term damage.
- Juncker must learn from Barroso’s mistakesJosé 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.
First vice-president retreats from battle, saying he recognises this legislation is what the Parliament and member states want.
- Pharmaceutical sector seeks strategy ideasThe European Commission's department for enterprise and industry organised a workshop to encourage ideas for possible future policy priorities.
- No winners if UK heads to the exitBritain’s position in the EU is increasingly fragile, and an eventual exit would be bad news for both sides.
- A triumphalist West?Since 1989, the West has overestimated the strength of its system, overlooked its own flaws and patronised the ‘East’.
- Barroso's legacy part IV: foreign policy and tradeBarroso II's record on trade is significant and his presidency ended with a foreign policy success, in the form of a gas deal with Russia and Ukraine.
- Generic medicines claim new market spaceWhile volumes are up in most markets, generic prices are being cut heavily in some countries, outpacing any benefits of increased volume uptake.
- 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.
The head of Brussels operations at Frank Bold, a public interest law firm, raises the question of whether publicly listed companies have an obligation to minimise or avoid tax.
- Seven chances to meet Europe's employment targetsA 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.