Sweden's 'unprecedented and unique' genocide trial
The process of reconciliation and the road to justice for the victims of the Rwandan genocide is one that continues – and the latest development is Sweden's first genocide trial, writes Morvary Samaré
Will 'failing' parts of the public sector go broke in 2013?
While we are likely to see an increase in mergers and acquisitions, this will not mean a return to wholesale privatisation or outsourcing – insists Alan Downey
Italy back in crisis spotlight amid political turmoil
Economists have warned that Italy's borrowing costs could continue to rise in the wake of Prime Minister Mario Monti's decision to step down – with the country potentially facing a 'repeat of the pressures it faced in late 2011'
The 2012 political rogues gallery, who is on this year's list?
Our peevish resident satirist sets out the people who he thinks have had the most negative impact on European politics and the EU in 2012. From Silvio Berlusconi to David Cameron, nobody is safe from his scrutinising eye
EU collects Nobel Peace Prize at Oslo ceremony
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 has been presented to the EU at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital Oslo with three of the bloc's presidents accepting the award
EU 'comitology' - a maze of committees and indecipherable rules
Taking on the European Commission in its own backyard is only for the brave and the foolhardy, as one French drug company has discovered. Justin Stares tells the story of David and Goliath, Brussels-style
Nobel-winning EU urged to address Tibet crisis
The Nobel Peace Prize gives the EU greater authority in its reconciliation and peace-building work and now it is time for this to be applied to the deepening crisis in Tibet, writes Vincent Metten
Nobel Peace Prize shows us all that we have taken EU for granted
It is sad to hear history-denying Europhobes make preposterous claims that the union has little to do with replacing war with peace in Europe – writes Petros Fassoulas
Despite EU Nobel Prize - radicalism and nationalism on the rise
To stop the rise of radicalism and nationalism, elites will have to step up to the plate and give Europe the confident leadership that it so badly needs - writes Bruno Lété
Scottish nationalists in EU 'fantasy land'
Our secret columnist in Brussels looks at the latest developments in the saga of whether Scotland will automatically be an EU member state if it splits from the rest of the UK and opts for independence
'Horror' of closed institutions for disabled people
The EU is in a unique position to give disabled people a chance for a meaningful life by using structural funds to fight inequalities – instead of allowing the money to be misused, write Gabor Petri and Silvana Enculescu
'Everyone loses' from Single European Sky delay
European Union member states have all but abolished frontiers on the ground and it is time they did the same in the sky – for the benefit of airlines, passengers and the environment, writes Athar Husain Khan
Italy's Monti under pressure from Berlusconi
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's party withdrew its support for the technocratic government of Mario Monti in two key parliamentary votes yesterday – raising the possibly that the administration could fall and spooking financial markets
Spain failing to grasp seriousness of Catalan independence
The reconfiguring of Catalan politics could just as likely mark the deeper entrenchment of secessionist sentiments, with leaders less willing to compromise now gaining ascendancy – writes Nicholas Siegel
Shale gas critics 'on scare-story bandwagon'
Carbon capture and storage is a 'preposterous' idea and wind power is 'ridiculous', but shale gas could supply the UK for decades – and George Osborne should be less cautious in his approach, claims Roger Helmer