EU 'deeply worried' by North Korea satellite launch
The EU is "gravely concerned" about North Korea's nuclear weapons programme and "deeply worried" by its plans to launch a satellite, Herman Van Rompuy says
Moody's: German AAA rating safe but growth sluggish
Moderate growth and the impact of bank rescue operations are likely to weigh on Germany's public finances in the medium term, but the outlook for the country's AAA credit rating remains stable, says Moody's
European Environment Agency 'busted' - claims MEP
The EEA has faced heavy criticism from the 'normally supine' Budgetary Control Committee of the European Parliament - claims Godfrey Bloom MEP
EU countries still rely on landfill for waste disposal
Figures published today reveal the vast differences in the way EU countries deal with their waste – with Austria composting or recycling more than two thirds while Bulgaria puts 100 per cent into landfill
Eurozone urged to create 'mother of all firewalls'
The OECD warns that the eurozone could still fall into a "severe recession" without decisive action, and urges the creation of the "mother of all firewalls" to prevent contagion
Has European protectionism finally triumphed over free trade?
Protectionist nations such as France are gaining the upper hand over supporters of free trade, including the United Kingdom, and the new battleground is the European Commission's proposal on public procurement - reports Justin Stares
New World Bank chief must tackle 'mission creep'
The organisation has become almost 'ungovernable' and the new president - whether it is the US choice or not - must develop a simple narrative of the bank's role in development - writes Fredrik Erixon
Seven days - a week in the life of Herbert Reul
The European People's Party MEP begins a new role as chairman of the European Union-Korea delegation, discusses ACTA with a high school class, then returns to his constituency to canvas the opinions of local businesses
Commission may give green light for 'trucks on steroids' soon
Trucks heavier than a Boeing 737 may be allowed on the roads if the European Commission widens a legislative loophole - warns Ceri Woolsgrove
German business confidence rises in March
Business confidence in Germany rose for the fifth month in a row in March, according to a leading survey, defying economists' expectations
EU can 'add value' in higher education policy
Although responsibility for higher education rests mostly with member states, the EU can play a key role in modernisation and mobility, writes Baroness Young
EU bureaucracy: pushing policy down the road
Our resident satirist takes aim at the bureaucracy of the European Union, imagining a brand new health and safety proposal that swiftly gets stuck – not entirely by accident – in committee deadlock
UK private road-building plan 'a win-win'
With congestion increasing, the British government is right to look into financing road building from outside the public purse – but there are many questions that still need answering, writes Ian Simpson
Obama is 'king of covert' with CIA drone strikes
The American president's counter-terrorism campaign is about 'stealth power', rather than hard power or soft power because few military options remain as the US defence budget shrinks - claims think-tank fellow
The future of energy: another dash for gas
Natural gas is set to become the market leader in the European energy market in the coming decades and the continent is well placed to capitalise on cheaper costs due to its pipeline connections - claims BP