The world needs an outward-looking European Union that uses its unique suite of hard and soft power to make vital change around the world, argue Jan Egeland and David Miliband who call upon the Commissioner-designate for humanitarian affairs, Christos Stylianides, to give urgent attention to three key challenges.
When it comes to intellectual property, few debates have been as fierce as the status of film on the Internet. Filmmaker Bernard Tavernier takes to task Commission initiatives to harmonise author rights in the European Union.
European policymakers have the tools and the intelligence to retain influence in Ukraine, but they would need to look to Mr Mario Draghi to find the right model for deploying them, write Jorge Mariscal and Nick Rice.
As the 2015 deadline for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, world leaders will face a choice: move the goal posts back another decade or two, or hold accountable those who have failed to deliver on their commitments.
Of course Europe cannot solve the world's climate problem on its own. But it can deliver the stable framework conditions for a new wave of energy investments, including a strengthened ETS and ambitious targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency, writes Hans-Joachim Reck.