The financial crisis is pushing ever more Greeks into poverty. A German immigrant is taking action to help his adopted home town, Aigio. He collects food and cash donations from, among others, tourists who know the Peloponnese from holidays.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, a seasoned stickler, is bidding farewell after eight years. Though anyone in the EU looking forward to a future of more debt may be cheering too soon, writes Bernd Riegert.
Opinions have long been divided over a gold mine in Greece. For years, advocates have talked about jobs and investments, while opponents worry about irreparable environmental damage. The government has said nothing.
One of Greece's largest foreign investors, Eldorado Gold of Canada, has said it is going to scrap further investments at its mines in the country. It complained about government delays in issuing permits and licenses.
Greek Prime Minister Tsipras has said his country is no longer in danger of Grexiting - leaving the EU - and is seeing an inward investment boom. He said he is hopeful after nine years of recession, but questions remain.
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