The coming energy crunch and transition from fossil fuels to renewables
Growing demand for oil and coal in emerging nations like China and India could mean that the energy transition to renewables is less than peaceful – writes Dean Carroll
Beppe Grillo and the birth of the Twitter election: a game-changer
Events in Italy have shown that young people and the disenfranchised do have a voice and they are increasingly willing to use it at the ballot box – writes Dean Carroll
The EU: corporate conspiracy or project for the greater good?
Democracy and transparency are notable by their absence when it comes to the EU but are those in power working for citizens or corporate paymasters – asks Dean Carroll
Free trade across Europe and America: prize or penalty?
US President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union speech, has tentatively agreed to a round of free trade discussions between the EU and America - writes Dean Carroll
The YOLO generation: without hope and without opportunity
As youth unemployment spirals across Europe, a risky motto devoid of all aspiration has been embraced by tomorrow's generation – 'you only live once' - writes Dean Carroll
How will Croatia fare in an EU of crisis and uncertainty?
Croatia will join the EU this summer at a time of economic crisis and political change both in the eurozone and the wider bloc, making its accession potentially challenging – but the country has overcome greater difficulties before, writes Daniel Mason
UK risks return to 'sick man of Europe' status due to EU navel-gazing
Business leaders and multinationals signal concern over David Cameron's plans for an in/out referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - writes Dean Carroll
Cameron's big EU speech: how can this end well?
David Cameron's speech on Britain's future in the EU is the most highly anticipated of his prime ministership – but it looks impossible for him to satisfy anyone other than his most loyal supporters, writes Daniel Mason
Complacency growing over eurozone recovery
Giddy with euphoria from the Nobel Peace Prize win and progress in Greece, EU leaders are staring to lose sight of how fragile eurozone economies remain - warns Dean Carroll
EU leaders end 2012 on a high
The economic situation for ordinary people in the eurozone remains grim but as 2012 draws to a close the landscape for EU leaders is more positive than at the same time last year, writes Daniel Mason