The Nabucco pipeline, scheduled to start construction in 2010, would ship gas from the Caspian region and the Middle East.
Italy, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Britain are among those giving nuclear another look.
A cold, divided, and annoyed Europe struggles to find a way to prevent Russia from turning down the heat. Eastern Europe, meanwhile, continues to shiver.
Czech President Vaclav Klaus, an economist and self-proclaimed 'Euro-dissident,' is critical of much of the governing body's efforts.
The Monitor's language columnist looks at marketers' artful use of the term 'countries' to make it seem as though they're serving more of them.