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.
Germany's position on the refugee crisis facing Europe is clear and without "ifs" and "maybes," writes DW's Dagmar Engel. The only thing Chancellor Merkel could perhaps work on in future is her timing.
At least five people have been killed and six others hospitalized following an explosion at a fireworks factory near Zaragozana in northeastern Spain. The cause of the blast remains unknown.
German weapons maker Sig Sauer is facing a second lawsuit on suspicion of illegally exporting guns to Latin America. A Mexican drug cartel member has confessed to killing 12 people with one of its handguns.
The German music scene is increasingly singing "auf Deutsch" - now even internationally famed rockers Donots. They're among 16 German bands competing on a popular TV show for a national title.