London 2012 'shopping Olympics' can still produce great sport
Fair-minded citizens in Britain have had their noses put out of joint by preening Olympic organisers and dignitaries, but everybody is now excited about the sport - writes Dean Carroll
Are we living in a new 'age of transparency'?
Modern technology - including the internet and social networks – and freedom of information mean bankers, politicians and corrupt officials have nowhere to hide, writes Dean Carroll
Time to celebrate political diversity within parties
As PublicServiceEurope.com publishes two very different articles on Britain's relationship with the EU – written by Tory MEPs – we should be glad of diversity, writes Dean Carroll
A good week to be a European citizen, for a change
With a successful football tournament, major scientific discovery and real practical results from the EU summit - Europe can celebrate a rare few days in the sunshine - writes Dean Carroll
Is the quest for endless economic and population growth sustainable?
This century, we might see peak oil, peak food, peak water and even 'peak GDP' – with claims that the earth's resources might not be enough to provide for us all - reports Dean Carroll
Are we headed for global democracy and a World Parliament?
Cutting-edge thinkers now suggest that nations and intergovernmental structures cannot solve the crisis, only global democracy and a World Parliament can – reports Dean Carroll
Just why does Rupert Murdoch dislike Europe so much?
Tony Blair was allegedly harangued by the News International boss about 'Europe' and now we hear from John Major that he suffered the same indignity – but why? Dean Carroll reports
Are royalty and sport being used to distract from the crisis?
We all enjoy a spectacle, but politicians and officials may just be banking on royal and sporting events to deflect popular attention from the economic gloom this summer - writes Dean Carroll
'Never waste a good crisis' urge the European federalists
Are we headed towards a European Utopia or systemic EU collapse – it depends on whether you believe the noisy Eurosceptics or the quietly-confident federalists - writes Dean Carroll
Merkel set to stand firm on eurobonds taboo
Eurobonds are again centre-stage in the policy debate ahead of EU leaders' informal growth summit, but even the most 'open and frank' discussion is unlikely to sway Germany from its opposition, writes Daniel Mason