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.
Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine are demanding federalization. Moscow argues the move would unite Ukraine. The government in Kyiv fears the opposite would be the case.
Ukrainian armed forces have launched a "special operation" against militia in the country's east, recapturing a military airfield from pro-Russian separatists. Russian television has reported four deaths in the fighting.
An Italian court has ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to do a year of community service after he was found guilty of tax fraud. The 77-year-old has been spared going to prison due to his advanced age.
Dubbed by the Queen, made famous by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, one of the world's most widely recorded maestros: Sir Neville Marriner turned 90 on April 15.