Will Kenya's new president respect international court?
Kenya's new president missed the opportunity on day one to declare unequivocal commitment to the International Criminal Court and his administration should do so as soon as possible, writes Elizabeth Evenson
GM feed for chickens: will Tesco listen to its customers?
Whether easily available GM-free fed meat and dairy supplies remain will depend on how consumers react to Tesco's decision and whether the supermarket is ready to listen to its customers – says Dr Helen Wallace
Funding cuts causing concern among public sector leaders
Officials in the UK display a mix of traditional British stoicism as much as pessimism when it comes to the current state of public services, writes Tom Mludzinski
Portugal and Slovenia candidates for next crisis hot spot
Slovenia could need a bail-out of up to €4bn for its troubled banks while Portugal might also require further financial assistance, says the think-tank Open Europe
Gold to be sold as Cyprus bail-out costs soar
The cost of the bail-out of Cyprus has increased from €17bn to €23bn, according to documents produced by the country's international lenders, while its economy is expected to shrink 8.7 per cent this year
Glee at Thatcher's death reveals decline of respect
It is perfectly proper to attack Margaret Thatcher's decisions and the damage they did, but there is no possible justification for rejoicing at her death or organising celebratory events, writes our secret columnist in Brussels
EU economic warnings target Spain and Slovenia
The European Commission calls on governments to make a 'decisive' commitment to structural reforms to tackle economic imbalances and lack of competitiveness in a series of countries
Conviction politician Thatcher 'broke the mould'
Margaret Thatcher's style dynamic and forthright, and ensured that her legacy and achievements will continue to influence current affairs around the world for many years to come, writes Chris Whitehouse
Thatcher 'tore apart what was good' in Britain
Margaret Thatcher was 'nasty, brutish and short of class', and it would be utter hypocrisy to stay silent about her divisive legacy now that she has died, claims George Galloway MP
Universities should unite art and science in quest for knowledge
In order to remain at the frontiers of knowledge and education in a world where the relevance of disciplinary borders is increasingly questioned, European universities should live up to their name and become truly universal, writes Sverker Jullander
Thatcher left Britain 'proud, wealthy and free'
Margaret Thatcher was almost alone in refusing to accept the inevitability of Britain's decline and was determined to turn the country around, writes Daniel Hannan MEP
UK in EU 'straitjacket' despite Thatcher's warnings
The yoke of EU regulation has left the UK 'un-free' in a way it was not during the prime ministership of Margaret Thatcher, who warned of the dangers in her famous Bruges speech in 1988, writes Rory Broomfield
Childcare and flexible work key to 21st century feminism
To achieve gender equality, men should work more flexibly, take greater responsibility for caring for their children and do more housework – while the state should offer universal pre-school childcare, writes Richard Darlington
UK's major NHS reforms a 'distraction'
The reforms to NHS commissioning may at best do little to improve British healthcare, but the evidence for the positive role that competition, pluralism and patient choice can play is fairly compelling – writes Elliot Bidgood
The lasting European legacy of Margaret Thatcher
From the single market to her role in ending the Cold War and her ability to get her own way in Brussels, Margaret Thatcher's impact on Europe was significant – writes our secret columnist in Brussels