EU leaders were focussing on reforms at their final summit of the year -- like boosting economic competitiveness. But so far they've only agreed on a time frame.
Is this the end of the debate over US ground troops in Iraq and Syria? Apparently not - President Obama's political opponents will make sure the discussion goes on, says DW's Miodrag Soric.
An increasing number of jihadists are leaving Germany for Syria and Iraq, where some are killing innocent civilians. There are interesting parallels between them and neo-Nazis, says DW's Kersten Knipp.
The Ukrainian parliament has ratified an association agreement with the EU, creating closer ties between Ukraine and the bloc. Implementation of the new deal will likely take some time.
Officials in Kyiv and Strasbourg cheered the ratification of a historic association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. Russian pressure however, has forced a delay in the implementation of the deal.
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