I recently found a blog on the web called Le Mont De Sisyphe. The blog is worth reading as there're many interesting and striking facts to be read.
One particular article on the blog explains the advantages of the small country as a competitive tax jurisdiction on Swiss example. Aside from this post, there is also an excellent brief view on Switzerland's resistance to EU tax harmonization pressures through savings-tax directive.
Another one briefly outlines why the EU is, by its own fault, a threat to individual liberty and free media. The article wrote about the French member of the European parliament, Alain Lamassoure, which has expressed desires to tax SMS and emails.
In another article, we can read how the EU has been trying to curb the European wine market through centrally directed and government-driven production regulation.
Nevertheless, a lot of actions of the European Commission and the EU itself, seem to turn the EU into a Soviet-styled central-planning bureaucracy with the lack of respect for individual responsibility and liberty, changing the EU's very foundations into Soviet machine of regulation, rigidity and bureaucracy.