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.
NATO members and partners have begun large-scale aerial drills in northern Europe. The exercises take place against the backdrop of terse language between the western allliance and Russia over Ukraine's conflict.
Andrzej Duda, Poland’s new president, is young, smart, dynamic – and relatively unknown. But he has a well-known backer: Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the conservative head of the Law and Justice Party.
Foreign affairs politician Karl-Georg Wellmann has been stopped from entering Russia, where he was to take part in talks on "the future of Ukraine". The move is "unacceptable," the German Foreign Ministry says.
A tale of immigrants struggling to begin anew in Europe has claimed one of the most prestigious trophies in film. Meanwhile, the much talked-about lesbian drama "Carol" nabbed a best actress award for star Rooney Mara.