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.
Crimea's Parliament has said if the region votes to join Russia it'll declare itself independent and propose to become part of Russia. Europe's security and democracy watchdog has called the upcoming referendum illegal.
In Crimea, Russian-speaking Ukrainians seem prepared to be annexed by Russia. Not all Russian speakers share that opinion, though. Meet Fyodor and Halyna, who might lack power but can certainly shake their fists.
Spain has held a series of events to mark the 10th anniversary of the Madrid train bombings, which left 191 people dead. Both the country's king and prime minister were present to hear tributes paid to those killed.
Will Germany ever become a truly pluralistic society? German-born Yascha Mounk recently published a book about being a Jew in Germany, and tells DW why his hopes for true integration are reserved.