Whether through strengthening (or weakening) the EU Commission or by strengthening (or weakening) the democratic EU Parliament, questions abound as to how the EU can improve itself. Only one thing is for sure: It must be prepared to openly admit its failings.
In a guest piece for DW, Tate Nurkin of IHS Jane's Defence, says NATO face huge tasks at its Wales summit. It must energize allies and tackle the Russian push into Eastern Europe as well as take a crucial longer view.
Turkey's new premier Ahmet Davutoglu has announced his government with most ministers retaining the positions they held under Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who now holds the presidency.
Pilots at Lufthansa's budget airline Germanwings have ended a six-hour strike amid a dispute over early retirement benefits. The strike grounded more than 100 flights at the end of the holiday season.