Van Rompuy calls for tough eurozone sanctions
In a document produced ahead of this week's summit, the Council president suggests giving the commission the power to impose austerity on struggling countries
Just how Eurosceptic is the British government?
Backbench pressure on David Cameron leaves him struggling to balance the demands of his party's Eurosceptics against those of his pro-European coalition partners
Media monopolies and state control of press must end
State control of the press and private sector monopolies are undermining freedom of expression and holding back public service media, according to the Council of Europe
Threat of downgrade for 15 euro countries
Standard & Poor's warns that most of the eurozone, including triple-A rated Germany and France, could be downgraded because of 'systemic stress' resulting from the crisis
Merkel and Sarkozy forge EU treaty plan
The French and German leaders say automatic sanctions should be imposed on countries that break budget deficit rules
Raise taxes to tackle growing inequality, urges OECD
As a new report outlines growing inequality in advanced economies, the OECD says the rich should pay their fair share in tax
Monti unveils new Italian austerity plan
Italian prime minister sets out tax increases and pension reforms – as Merkel and Sarkozy meet to agree a euro rescue deal ahead of this week's EU summit
Will the ECB bazooka follow the US example?
ECB ready to use its monetary bazooka, as the US Federal Reserve does in emergencies, but member states first have to accept tighter rules
MEPs must serve citizens - not lobbyists
New code of conduct for MEPs attempts to stamp out corruption, following lobbying scandals in the European Parliament
Merkel: Only fiscal union can save euro
The German Chancellor warns the crisis will take years to solve, while Nicolas Sarkozy says the euro will 'explode' without closer integration
EU to target Iran's financial and energy sectors
The EU imposed sanctions on 180 Iranian individuals and entities and said more targeted measures would follow as concerns about Tehran's nuclear programme increase
Denmark and Finland least corrupt EU countries
Nordic countries remain the least corrupt in Europe but the financial crisis has had a negative impact, Transparency International said today.
Commission failing citizens by not translating documents
Citizens cannot get involved and officials are not being held to account because the European Commission is not translating its documents
Draghi calls for eurozone 'fiscal compact'
The ECB president said the bank's bond buying programme could only be limited and it was up to governments to restore credibility
Unemployment up as recession fears grow
Unemployment in the eurozone rose to 10.3 per cent in October, leading economists to call on the ECB to cut interest rates again