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.