Despite Berlin's backing of the Cyprus bailout, Germany remains divided over how to deal with the eurozone crisis
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called for his divided Syriza party to hold a snap referendum to overcome the divisions. Ructions appeared within the party following Greece's agreement with creditors this month.
Halloumi, or hellim, cheese from the island nation of Cyprus has been approved for special EU status. The project underscored the challenges ahead as the country tries to end decades of division between north and south.
Merkel's chief of staff has praised the Greek parliamentary vote paving the way for further bailout negotiations. At the same time, however, experts warn Greece faces a task with which Hercules himself would struggle.
The Bundestag is expected to pass a resolution clearing the way for discussions about a third bailout package for Athens. But questions over last weekend's negotiations remain a sticking point for Merkel's government.