UK needs 'new economic model' to overcome crisis
The laissez-faire approach taken over the last three decades has failed millions of people – now the British government must work in collaboration with industry to create a stronger economy, writes Tony Dolphin
MEPs demand 'movement' on EU budget deal
The European Parliament backs a resolution setting out a series of conditions for member states to meet before MEPs will accept the reduced EU budget agreed by leaders last month
Study reveals 'huge gains' from EU-US trade deal
The European Commission asks EU member states to agree its mandate to launch trade talks with the US as new research reveals the significant economic gains that a transatlantic deal would bring
Seven days - a week in the life of Jorge Nuño-Mayer
The secretary general of Caritas Europa looks back at the successful launch of a report on the impact of the euro crisis, and gives a speech in the European Parliament, in the build-up to a high-level conference addressing issues such as poverty in Europe
The 'truth' about the history of the Falklands
The Argentineans have simply never owned, settled or administrated the Falkland Islands - argues Godfrey Bloom MEP
EU membership 'no guarantee of democracy'
Britain, Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic and Hungary – all have shown that being part of the EU is not, on its own, enough to protect the fundamental rights that most of us hold dear, writes our secret columnist in Brussels
'Clock ticking' for Indonesia to tackle religious intolerance
As long as its leaders fail to acknowledge or act against the increased violence suffered by religious minorities, Indonesia's reputation as a country that balances diversity and tolerance will be in question, writes Phelim Kine
Ukraine 'must show political will' to deepen EU ties
Ukraine currently lacks the political will to reform – but as the EU continues to push for deeper integration, it will not sit and watch as the country is misused to benefit a corrupt elite, writes Werner Schulz MEP
Critics slam Hungary for 'anti-democratic' new laws
Senior EU politicians and human rights groups have criticised Hungary for passing what they called 'anti-democratic' constitutional changes that 'raise concerns with respect to the principle of the rule of law'
The EU must publicly oppose US drone killings or risk 'disaster'
If the EU is to uphold the democratic principles and international law it has been so prevalent in shaping, Europe must demand that America desists from illegal drone killings, says Baroness Ludford MEP
Freeze UK public spending for five years to achieve growth
After such steep and generous rises in public spending over the last decade, surely it is not unreasonable to hit the pause button for a few years, says Mark Littlewood
CAP reform: return to food mountains 'inexcusable'
Reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy should be about making it fit for the 21st century – not returning to the failed interventionist policies of the past that created food mountains and milk lakes, writes Britta Reimers MEP
China must 'implement' agreed UN measures on North Korea
Is United Nations Security Council Resolution 2094 tougher than previous resolutions and will China actually implement the sanctions it has approved – ask Hugh Griffiths and Lawrence Dermody
France and Europe: big questions and a steep learning curve
All the talk is of 'more Europe' – but history suggests making it a reality will require French vision as well as German resources, especially with Britain likely to offer little input, writes our secret columnist in Brussels
Labour victory in Malta shows Europe 'turning left'
The victory of Malta's Labour Party in elections at the weekend has been hailed by centre-left and socialist leaders as evidence that Europe is 'turning left' and that Europeans are 'fed up' with austerity