On the Machiavellian intrigues gripping the leaders of the French political class.
The French and the Dutch have voted No to the EU Constitution - now the British should be given the chance to do the same, to kick-start a debate on the European supra-state.
The French people's rejection of the EU Constitution represents a positive political event.
By forcing countries to trade alleged war criminals for accession rights, the EU puts politics at the heart of the Hague Tribunal.
The EU constitution expresses the will of a phantom European public.
Must-reads from the past week
A European court has ruled that the McLibel Two should have received legal aid. But English libel law should be scrapped, not tweaked.
The election results reveal that many of those who do bother to vote are at least as alienated as those who don't.
Dominic Standish reports from Italy on why Europe failed to get Silvio Berlusconi's 'ironic joke'.
It's boring, illegitimate, technocratic, divisive and bland. Nobody's for it, nobody's against it, it's a retreat from politics and a retreat from economics. And it's a tricky one.