Seven days - a week in the life of Darren Johnson
The deputy chairman of the London Assembly suggests green campaigners tone down their doom-mongering, is called on to chair Mayor's Question Time, and spends the weekend camping at a music festival in Yorkshire
French budget hikes taxes on wealthy and businesses
Socialist French President Francois Hollande has delivered on his promise to put the burden of closing the country's deficit on the wealthy
Rising energy prices fuel eurozone inflation
A squeeze on purchasing power from rising consumer prices will dampen demand, leading the single currency area further into recession, writes Tim Ohlenburg
French elite are fleeing Paris, to live in Brussels 'tax haven'
Faced with increasing hostility at home, France's moneyed classes are taking flight to Belgium because they do not like either Hollande or Sarkozy, reports Justin Stares. Brussels, on the other hand, seems to cater for all of the needs of the rich
Is NATO's European missile defence pointing at Iran or Russia?
Speculation over NATO's European missile defence system, and whether it is targeting Iran or Russia, is rife in Brussels. The Russians are certainly in no doubt about their view of developments, writes Justin Stares
Spain goes for more austerity amid turmoil and rating downgrade
The depth of Spain's economic and political turmoil has been revealed with yesterday's austerity budget sandwiched between violent protests in Madrid, Catalan calls for independence and a credit rating downgrade
EU budget negotiations: a zero-sum game?
The seven-year EU budget could unlock investment and jobs, but only if the shadow-boxing around the negotiating table ends now - writes Markus Trilling
European death rates after surgery 'startling'
New research finds that as many as four out of every 100 people undergoing surgery die after the procedure, with wide variations across Europe – a problem that requires more than just extra resources to solve, writes Dr Andrew Rhodes
EU says cloud computing a 'game-changer' for economy
The European Commission reveals a new strategy for cloud computing that it claims can give Europe's economy a €160bn annual boost and lead to the creation of more than two million new jobs
Young entrepreneurs can overcome gloomy 'Euro-pessimism'
Society must battle against those who say Europe is history as an economic power and fight against the increasing unemployment that blights the lives of young people – writes M&C Saatchi chief executive Moray MacLennan
The hidden cost of upgrading your iPhone
The upgrade process has always been fairly straightforward for individuals but what about businesses whose employees use their iPhone, or any personal device, for work – asks Andy Kemshall
EU transparency register still incomplete and inconsistent
Some entries in the EU's transparency register are incomplete and inconsistent – suggesting more pressure needs to be put on lobbyists to provide comprehensive and up-to-date information, writes Rachel Tansey
Solar power soon to go mainstream
Europe's demand for electricity is increasing and this power will have to come from more varied sources – including solar, which is no longer a niche product, writes Reinhold Buttgereit
EU is 'breaking UK economy', claims MEP
The baggage that comes with being a member of the 'shambles' that is the European Union is breaking the British economy – and the government is powerless to stop it, writes Godfrey Bloom
Can the EU become an 'actor' in the Arctic?
The European Union, unlike the other Arctic regional actors - namely Canada, the United States, Russia and Norway - is not a state and as a result could face opposition, write Stewart Arnold and Dr Elizabeth Monaghan