The United Kingdom joined the European Union 40 years ago - back in 1973. But over the past four decades, enthusiasm for the EU project has waned among the British electorate. Many Brits are worried that too much power is going to a corrupt, undemocratic, bureaucratic Brussels - and the crisis in the eurozone, and a large influx of immigrants, have added to their fears.
The current Conservative-led coaltion government under David Cameron wants to renegotiate its ties with Europe. But many on the right are calling for even more radical action, arguing that the UK should leave the EU entirely.
DW looks at the arguments on both sides and assesses the likelihood of Britain leaving the EU altogether.
Ukrainians are voting in general elections, widely expected to deliver a pro-Western parliamentary majority. The elections will spotlight President Poroshenko's truce deal with Russian President Putin.
Hooligans from rival soccer fan clubs are banding together to protest against Islamist Salafists in Germany. As Neo-Nazis are among them, experts see a potential for violence in Sunday's demonstration in Cologne.
Germany is a 16-state affair. But when it comes to working out finances, they quickly devolve into a family of squabblers. Reforming the system to reduce the number of states is long overdue, says DW's Volker Wagener.
The Picasso museum in Paris has reopened following a renovation which took more than twice as long as scheduled. The official ceremony took place on what would have been the famed artist's 133rd birthday.