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.
Europe has hardly had time to catch its breath since the Brexit result. But it could be about to plunge headlong into its next crisis. Now the potential trouble is coming from Italy, where the banking system is in trouble. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is considering using public funding to help the banking sector. But that would be against EU rules. Andreas Becker from the Business Desk explains.
Germany's constitutional court has dismissed several lawsuits challenging the European Central Bank’s controversial Outright Monetary Transactions bond purchasing program. The program is widely credited with keeping the eurozone from collapsing in 2012