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In this issue

Eurozone crisis: many economists believe fiscal union is essential

Bloc faces stiffest test in its history

David Bromley illustration, the EU needs a stable financial base
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Amid the turmoil, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that the EU has booked some solid achievements

Membership: Currency crisis exacerbates ‘enlargement fatigue’

A two-tier or multi-tier EU might ease the path for new members, explains Neil Buckley

Eurozone crisis: Markets fret that austerity medicine will kill patient

Many economists believe fiscal union is essential if the single currency is to survive, says Peter Spiegel

Britain and the EU: Public scepticism masks efforts to rebuild entente

Government leaders know the UK’s economic fate is tied to Europe, writes George Parker

Foreign affairs: Developing joint policies is a slow and difficult job

James Blitz considers the obstacles to common diplomatic and defence strategies

A single market: Small steps, not big leaps

There is little agreement over what finishing the EU’s internal market entails, writes Alex Barker

Institutions: Problems point to path of closer embrace

Painful treaty renegotiation is needed to tighten eurozone economic rules, writes Jonathan Ford

Renewable energy: Clean power needs serious investment

Joshua Chaffin says spending on infrastructure and overhaul of markets are necessary to expand production

Franco-German links: No time for two central nations to squabble

Events have thrown into relief the cracks in a relationship that has always required work, writes Quentin Peel

Guest column: Is Europe destined to become super Monaco, or superpower?

The economic crisis has brought home the fragility of the European edifice, says Radoslaw Sikorski, foreign minister of Poland