European leaders spent their residual political capital on combating the eurozone crisis and are reluctant to champion the unpopular EU-enlargement project.
In her first term as chancellor, Angela Merkel put values at the top of her agenda. Now, her first priority is the euro crisis and Germany's economic position.
The EU budget approval summit may be one of the EU’s most bitter fights in years, but there are far more complex and deeply hidden issues on which EU members cannot agree.
The global financial crisis has brought budget trims for higher education across Europe. But not in Poland and Lithuania.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is calling for a restructuring of education that would put the emphasis on quality, not quantity, but instead European governments are chiseling away at their education budgets.
Cutbacks in education, intended to ease current budget crises in Europe, will leave the Continent's countries short of skilled work forces when its economies recover.
The ECB’s September purchase of Spanish and Italian government bonds in the secondary market is fraught with political and economic risk both for Germany as well as the periphery.
European Union nations are increasingly making their own bilateral deals with China, damaging the unifying efforts of the E.U. trade commissioner.
While Beijing's current debt level is not unsustainable, it is difficult to argue that in recent years the level of debt has not risen at an unsustainable pace.
As the euro crisis reaches a critical stage, Angela Merkel is reaching out to her pro-Europe predecessor, Helmut Kohl.