'Forgotten' Africa turns to Iran as a result of western neglect
The west needs a much broader strategy to constrain Iran, one that neither ignores Africa nor takes its myriad governments for granted – warns Michael Rubin
Huge drug prices 'putting patients at risk'
The patent system has ended up carving out areas of illness real estate that no-one else can come on to, keeping drug prices high – and this must change, writes Loz Kaye
EU must do more to protect biodiversity
In a time of crisis, for biodiversity as much as for our economies, the EU needs to take prompt action and ensure adequate funding for conserving the diversity of Europe's nature, writes Ana Nieto
Iceland may now wait until next crisis to join the EU
Just as the country's attractiveness as a prospective EU member state has grown, its appetite for membership has faded - writes Lidia Puka
Better healthcare 'integral' to economic recovery
Real savings for the economy do not come from simply cutting the costs of healthcare systems, but by making sure that citizens are healthier and thus more productive, writes Annika Ahtonen
UKIP is essentially a 'party of the south east' despite gains
Only in the UK would a party taking 5 per cent of the seats from nowhere be treated as a cataclysm rather than a message, claims Richard Marbrow
Claims Chinese firms destroying European industry by 'dumping'
It is 'too late' to protect European industry from Asia's economic might, writes Justin Stares after listening to allegations of solar panel dumping levelled at China
UKIP is 'a political scam' - says controversial MEP
Is UKIP anything more than a ploy to extinguish the rapidly disappearing British National Party – asks ultra-nationalist MEP Andrew Brons
Silent revolution - can Formula E racing change the world?
Like its Formula 1 cousin, the imminent electric car racing championship is set to deliver true excitement for motor sport fans – all backed by a green agenda and a promised environmental legacy - explains Tom Phillips
EU court needs more judges, say UK Lords
An increase in the number of advocates general would bring significant benefits to the speed of the court in processing cases and to the quality of judgments, writes Lord Bowness
Struggle against 'dire' conditions for Iran workers
The heart of the problem is the suppression of the right of workers to establish independent trade unions to mobilise, negotiate, and challenge government policies, writes Faraz Sanei
Europe's prisons at breaking point due to overcrowding
Rising costs, overcrowded cells and limited use of non-custodial measures mean penal institutions are struggling to cope with the pressure on resources at a time of austerity – the Council of Europe has warned
Recovery 'too slow' to reduce unemployment
The European Commission today lowered its expectations for the eurozone economy and produced dramatic figures revealing the damage done to Cyprus in the wake of its international bail-out
Use UK airport capacity we have 'before building more runways'
Building new runways or a whole new airport to the east of London could boost capacity across the South East but would also cause severe noise and air pollution for communities under the flight paths - says Caroline Pidgeon
Eurosceptic UKIP makes election gains across Britain
Eurosceptic UKIP made significant gains at the ballot box in Britain last night, coming second in a parliamentary by-election and securing a number of seats on local councils