The Greek debt crisis has kept Europe on tenterhooks for years. The tense political and economic situation is also affecting life in the countryside - for instance, in Aliveri, a typical small town.
Report by Julia Henrichmann
Debt-stricken Greece has confirmed its economy expanded last year despite a dip in the country's outbound shipments. The statistics office said growth was attributable to a surge in corporate investment.
Greeks have long viewed the German finance minister as a symbol of failed austerity policies. But Athens is by no means joyful now that Wolfgang Schäuble is leaving after eight years in office, says Jannis Papadimitriou.
Greek Prime Minister Tsipras has said his country is no longer in danger of Grexiting - leaving the EU - and is seeing an inward investment boom. He said he is hopeful after nine years of recession, but questions remain.
Olaf Scholz, tapped to be Germany's next finance minister, said Berlin would not lecture other EU states about their finances. His comments hint at an about-face in the eurozone's policy of strict fiscal discipline.
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