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 Polish and German presidents were among those paying their final respects to Wladyslaw Bartoszewski. The Auschwitz survivor and former foreign minister of Poland died last month aged 93.
Italy's parliament has approved a radical new election law aimed at ending to the country's notorious history of revolving-door governments. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi won the vote with a comfortable majority.
In Chisinau, tens of thousands of people demonstrated against corruption and demanded a comprehensive investigation of the latest bank scandal, in which approximately a billion euros have "disappeared."
Countdown to the election on May 11: who will be the one to lead the world-famous orchestra? Nothing has been decided yet, but knowing the tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic helps in the guessing game.