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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 the US would benefit from freeing up transatlantic commerce. To succeed, they must agree some rules of engagement and stick to them.
The British have the least living space, highest office rents and most congested infrastructure in the EU-15. A rigged market for land is to blame.
Charles Grant analyses Britain's difficult relationship with the EU and looks back on what the CER did in 2012.
In response to declining defence budgets, Europeans must buy cheaper military equipment and co-ordinate their efforts to build sophisticated drones.
The British government's drive to rebalance the UK economy has foundered on falling exports to the EU; UK exports to the rest of the world are booming.
Eurozone policy-makers are complacent about the risks of low inflation. If the euro is to survive, inflation will need to rise significantly, especially in Germany.