In this edition we focus on Poland, where opposition parties have won enough seats in the parliamentary election to oust the ruling conservative Law and Justice party after eight years in power. To analyse this major shift and what it means for Poland's place in the EU, we speak to Danuta Hübner, a member of the main opposition Civic Platform party. She's a former Europe minister for Poland and a former European commissioner who's now an MEP in the European Parliament.
We look at what the press has to say about the latest migration crisis unfolding on the Italian island of Lampedusa. We also take a look at reactions to the sexal abuse and rape allegations levelled against British comedian Russell Brand. We finish with concerns in the United States about "gerontocracy"... and about an atypical missing object.
EU states have agreed long-stalled reforms to migration and asylum rules. Critics say Europe is shirking responsibility.
A big step up in requests for asylum last year has put one of the EU's touchiest issues, migration, back in the limelight. One idea is to leverage visa, aid and trade policy to get third countries to take back deportees.
Member states in the European Union want to act more independently in international politics, an idea supported by the United States. But that's easier said than done.