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.
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken about their concern over a "significant increase in violence" in eastern Ukraine. Separatists have recently launched a series of new offensives.
The new Greek prime minister is making excessive demands on the country’s international creditors. But maybe he’s the only one who can make the changes Greece needs, says DW’s Christoph Hasselbach.
Alexis Tsipras, the new Greek prime minister, has formed a coalition with the right-wing populist Independent Greeks. Opposition to Europe's imposed austerity has been the one issue to consistently unite the parties.
The seven members of this year's Berlinale jury have been named. The experienced film celebrities will decide who will receive the prestigious Golden Bear in mid-February.