- 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.
He 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 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.
Written responses from the nominated commissioners seek to pre-empt concerns that will be raised by MEPs during confirmation hearings starting today.
- Should Jonathan Hill oversee new bankers' pay rules?The sensitivity over who will deal with the cap on bankers' bonuses shows that Juncker's alterations in the structure of the Commission may have far-reaching consequences.
- Parliament is the wrong theatre for this kind of dramaThe challenge will be to create an antagonistic relationship in which the would-be commissioner is on one side of the divide and the MEPs on the other.
- Hybrid warfare comes to EuropeMilitary power is only a small part of the arsenal that the Kremlin uses to undermine Europe.
- Five nominees with questions to resolve at Commission hearingsPolitical alliances in the European Parliament will protect some nominees during confirmation hearings, and leave others at risk.
- Will NATO respond with a bang or a whimper?European unity and credibility on military and energy security is shrinking.
- 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.
Barack Obama's new strategy for fighting the Islamic State reflects a mature and coherent US foreign policy, but it does not fully live up to Obama's proclaimed values, writes Anne-Marie Slaughter.
- Facing reality in the eurozoneAdair 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. 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.