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The EU will appoint new leaders after the 2014 European elections. Who are the likely candidates and are they suitable?
Germany is no longer pushing for a new EU treaty. This makes it harder for David Cameron to renegotiate the terms of British membership.
Financial markets have taken the latest crisis in their stride. But the ramifications of an uncontrolled Cypriot default and/or exit from the eurozone would be far-reaching.
Leaving the EU would not resolve Britain's economic difficulties, which are mostly home-grown. However, it could turn Britain into a more closed economy.
Austerity is condemning the eurozone's periphery to slump. Italy's election is a warning: the EU must change direction, or populist revolts against its policies will gather pace.
France and other EU countries confront four main challenges in the Mali crisis. As the EU launches a training mission, the hardest work still lies ahead.
The EU and US should extend the nuclear negotiations with Iran. The falling oil price could pressure Tehran to compromise.