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The Commission should be strong and independent. But as it becomes dependent on the European Parliament, it is losing the respect of national capitals.
The protests in Turkey show Erdogan's leadership style is at odds with the more pluralist and modern society that his government's EU-inspired reforms have fostered.
The European Commission should manage more development aid. This should be spent on programmes which best meet human needs, irrespective of foreign policy priorities.
The euro crisis has hit the EU's legitimacy. Part of the answer is to give national parliamentarians a bigger role in the EU.
The CER's commission was launched this week. Policy experts, economists and business people will examine the economic case for and against EU membership.
Britain's debate about the costs and benefits of EU membership is welcome and overdue. It should be based on informed analysis, not scary sound bites.
Hungary under Victor Orban is backsliding on democratic values. Member-states need to look for ways to bring Orban back into liberal European mainstream.