Last week, David Cameron nominated Jonathan Hill as the UK's next European Commissioner. It raises doubts about his intention of keeping Britain in the EU.
David Cameron should heed the warning signs. Juncker’s triumph is only the first of many British defeats to come.
Jean-Claude Juncker will be a compromise president but no strong leader. What Europe really needs is an anti-Juncker willing to introduce new policies and to be held accountable for them.
When it comes to determining who possesses the moral fiber to be a European citizen, the ultimate measure is not race, religion or culture, but wealth.
Modern economics has failed, misled and deceived us. Luckily, Thomas Piketty has brought the real core question of economics back onto the market: inequality.
A voter's guide to the European elections.
My adoptive parents called me Alexander and raised me as a Catholic. But my origins lie elsewhere.
Angela Merkel achieved the best election result since the German reunification and she will lead the country, yet again, for four more years. Her party doesn’t praise her for that – it worships her.
Pope Francis has condemned gay networks inside the Vatican. But despite the conservative doctrine of the Catholic Church, its institutions often offer rare refuge to homosexual men.
Introducing a European citizenship option is a brilliant idea – not because nation-states suck, but because Europe is awesome.
Worries about global food shortages are nothing more than apocalyptic scenarios. Instead of panic mongering, we should make cheaper food more widely available to those who need it.
Caution is great as a political sledgehammer. Carefully formulated, you can ban anything. But this is unreasonable. Here’s what politics should learn from kids crossing the street for ice cream.
We shouldn’t expect much from the upcoming climate talks in Warsaw. Instead of clinging to illusions of a globally binding agreement, we should consider the alternatives.
Fostering free trade means fostering a better tomorrow. No other policy can generate more prosperity and development throughout the world. But politicians remain stubborn and keep on wasting precious funds.
The almost exclusive focus on the NSA obscures the degree to which surveillance has become integrated into almost every level of government. For most of us, the first point of contact with the surveillance state isn’t the NSA – it’s the local police department.
The past two months have undone the Age of Digital Innocence. It's now possible to speak of technology of power, and of the internet as a site of old-fashioned struggle.
What the protests in Brazil and Greece tell us about world history.
Mao’s spirit influences Chinese politics to this day and the power struggle for his legacy is still raging.