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.
A huge security operation has been mounted in Berlin as the city welcomes US President Barack Obama. It's his first visit to the German capital since initially taking office in 2009.
For the first time in Germany, a Muslim community has been granted 'corporation under public law' status. Abdullah Uwe Wagishauser, its chairman, tells DW that this includes rights as well as responsibilities.
In summer, charcoal fumes and the spit and crackle of grilled meat are as much a part of Berlin as the Berghain club or the Brandenburg Gate. DW’s Jefferson Chase investigates Berlin’s smoldering BBQ culture.