It's not that all the problems have been solved in the Eurozone: In Spain, unemployment among young people remains high - 40 percent are without a job. But there are also clear signs that the economy in the eurozone is recovering.
Fresh data is showing that rebounding exports and rising business investments were the main drivers of growth in Europe's largest economy over the summer, confirming Germany's robust expansion.
Although European economies have experienced a steady upswing in recent years, not enough has been done to prepare for a rainy day, the IMF has said in a fresh outlook. It cited a number of risks to be aware of.
We must wean ourselves off unsustainable economic growth if we are to cut greenhouse gas emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, say some economists. But what are the alternatives to growth?
The EU is trying to present itself as more socially just, calling for fair pay and fair jobs for all. How exactly that will happen, however, remained unclear at a summit in Sweden. Bernd Riegert reports from Gothenburg.
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