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.
The fate of employees at a factory in Bulgaria remains unclear after an explosion ripped through the facility. Officials have said rescue workers must wait several more hours before they can search the rubble.
A weekend getaway to Germany's smallest wine growing region, the Saxon Elbland area, is just a few hours from Berlin. DW's Katherine Sacks shares the highlights for a perfect wine weekend.
Is a "Putinization" of central and eastern Europe underway? The head of the German parliament's Europe committee, Günter Krichbaum, says no - but sees plenty of reason for concern.
Robbie Williams did it, and so did George Michael. Now it's Lady Gaga's turn. The colorful pop diva recorded a jazz and swing album together with jazz legend Tony Bennett. An unusual collaboration - that works great.