Citizens want greater protection from Google
Google's business is dependent on collecting more data about us and our online identities but consumers do not trust that either the company or regulators take their privacy concerns seriously enough – writes Emma Carr
Bulgaria attack reveals dangerous new Hezbollah
The recent attack in Bulgaria revealed that Hezbollah has decided to rehabilitate international terrorism, by incorporating the tactics it honed in the domestic sphere and almost perfecting plausible deniability, writes Hassan Mneimneh
Housing associations face 'storm clouds' in UK
Benefit reform and the so-called 'bedroom tax' has created uncertainty for housing associations in the UK, leading them to be more risk-averse and less entrepreneurial, writes Graham Manville
EU leaders pledge support for new Cyprus president
EU leaders have welcomed the election of centre-right candidate Nikos Anastasiades in Cyprus's presidential election at the weekend
EU-US free trade deal must not diminish European standards
The free trade agreement between Europe and America raises the possibility that consumer, employee and environmental protections will be seen as inconveniences that can be reduced rather than levelled between the two partners - claims Andy Halsall
Are British prime ministers becoming presidential?
The media concentrates upon prime ministers more than once they did and PMs might think of themselves as more important than once they did – 'more presidential' – writes Professor Keith Dowding
Peak oil down to war, depression and geopolitical shifts
Given the increase in the amount of oil that China and India are importing, it looks as if there will be no oil available for other countries to import in another decade, warns Tom Whipple
Marta Andreasen defection shows Tories now 'UKIP B-team'
Marta Andreasen MEP was semi-detached from the party for a longtime and she decided to leave before being pushed, claims UKIP's Michael Heaver
Reding criticises EU leaders' summit victory parade
European Commission vice-president Viviane Reding denounces the way national political leaders claim victory for their own country at the end of EU summits
EU says eurozone economy to shrink in 2013
An improvement in confidence in financial markets since the summer of 2012 has not yet fed into the real economy, the European Commission says as it predicts that eurozone GDP will decline again this year
Bankers' bonuses post-crisis: all in it together?
With wages rising faster in the UK's financial sector than for anyone else, and no decline in the share of total income going to bankers, what should be done about bonus culture in the wake of the crisis, ask Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
Call for annual EU reports on press freedom
National media laws should be subject to annual monitoring by the EU to guarantee press freedom and greater transparency applied to media ownership, MEPs say
An EU-US trade deal: prospects, benefits and pitfalls
In negotiating a transatlantic trade deal, the EU and US should not allow the best to be the enemy of the good: better to focus on credible objectives and deliver than to be too ambitious and fail, writes Philip Whyte
EU will not give in to UK's repatriation of powers demand
European Commission president JosÚ Manuel Barroso will ignore British Prime Minister David Cameron's call for a debate on repatriating powers from Brussels to member states for as long as possible
Music and democracy: a means of expression for all?
How can a particular understanding of democracy be reflected in the teaching of music in schools, in order to allow the multiplicity of youthful musical voices to be truly heard – asks Cecilia Ferm Thorgersen