EU crackdown on market abuse 'essential'
The financial crisis has brought increased opportunities for market abuse, and public confidence is at an all time low – making new EU rules vital, writes Arlene McCarthy
Commission's food labelling proposals 'wrongheaded'
The European Parliament's environment committee was right to reject a proposal allowing companies to claim reduced amounts of fats, salt and sugar on product labels, writes Carl Schlyter
Spending cuts risk EU defence drain
Defence cuts in the EU could see military production moved offshore with a potentially damaging impact on Europe – unless it commits to sharing its resources, writes Francesco Guarascio
Is it right to demonise executive pay?
Why do executives get paid so much - are they the Roger Federer equivalent of the business world? Professor Keith Cuthbertson attempts to find out
Seven days - a week in the life of Kulveer Ranger
The Mayor of London's environment and digital director promotes the city's bike hire scheme, attends a briefing on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee pageant and enjoys a working dinner at his favourite Indian restaurant
Globalisation 3.0 can 'raise living standards across the world'
Globalisation is not a zero-sum game - it has the potential to raise living standards in all regions of the world, but only if it is properly managed - writes Alex Glennie
Did David Cameron 'save' Britain at the EU summit?
After the latest European Union summit turned out to be yet another damp squib, our secret columnist evaluates just what the British prime minister achieved in Brussels
Health care costs 'unsustainable', warns S&P
The rising cost of health care is likely to damage the creditworthiness of G20 countries within the next decade, Standard & Poor's has warned.
Solidarity and EU social policy is the key to economic recovery
Europe may need a social pact and solidarity, not just new fiscal rules, if it wants to come good on the promise of job creation and economic growth - writes Vanessa Rossi
Fiscal compact backed by 25 EU countries
Twenty-five EU countries agreed to sign a fiscal compact to enforce budget discipline at yesterday's summit, with only the Czech Republic and the UK on the sidelines
Is cyber warfare leading to a new type of arms race?
There are a surprising number of parallels between cyber warfare and nuclear warfare, reports Justin Stares from the Security and Defence Agenda conference in Brussels
Cloud computing could be 'game-changer for economy'
Embracing the cloud could boost innovation and economic productivity, while providing many benefits for businesses and individuals – insists Paul Meller
Attacks on Hungary's constitution 'hyperbolic'
Hungary's new constitution contradicts the liberal and socialist view that progress must be in one direction from right to left and Christianity to atheism – argues David Fieldsend
Preparing for the next global pandemic - we are not doing enough
Health authorities, airlines and airports must act today to contain the pandemics of tomorrow - warn Sol Iglesias and Rachmat Irwansjah
Seven days - a week in the life of Matt Lewis
The campaign group director prepares for press interviews, heads to Brussels to finalise a plan to host British MPs as they meet their EU counterparts, and returns to the UK for marathon training