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 British prime minister has promised a European course he can't hold and is paying the price. Instead of defending the EU, he undermines it, which will not help in his struggle against UKIP, argues DW's Barbara Wesel.
French President Francoise Hollande has become the first leader from the Western world to visit West Africa since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease. In Guinea, he has pledged support from France.
Many Syrians use Bulgaria as a stepping stone to the heart of Europe, although EU rules say refugees are meant to stay put. Krasimir Yankov reports on a Syrian refugee making his way from Sofia to Eisenhüttenstadt.