Germany is the most populous country in the eurozone, France the largest by surface area. The eurozone currency union currently has 19 memeber counries. Berlin's Euro policy has far-reaching implications.
The current Eurozone members are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. The estimated population of the euro-area exceeds 300 million people. This pages collates DW's most recent content pertaining to the eurozone.
There is some positive progress in Greece's debt drama. One EU Commissioner says the country has done everything needed to clinch more cash. Eurozone finance ministers were in Luxembourg - and they said yes to another payment of over 1 billion euros to the deeply endebted nation. It'll get that money right away with more to come by the end of the month. It's a lifeline for Greece.
Italy's third largest bank, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, is struggling with billions of euros in non-recoverable loans and is on the verge of collapse. As Angelo van Schaik reports from Siena, that's not just bad news for the country and its banking system, but also for the entire eurozone.
Brexit has dominated the European economic news in recent months, but last year it was Grexit - the fear that the EU's most vulnerable and debt-laden country, Greece, would be forced out of the eurozone. Correspondent Stephen Beard returns to Athens to check in with some of the embattled locals he met last summer.