Thessaloniki airport is Greece's largest privatization project. But investor Fraport is facing problems because there's a lot of modernization work needed and unions are critical of the deal's low price.
Greece has been at loggerheads with its northern neighbor for decades over the name Macedonia. The Macedonian PM headed to Thessaloniki for a New Year visit. While unofficial, it's seen as a sign of rapprochement.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said differences between the EU and the IMF on Greece's debt management are damaging the country. He called on the EU to recognize the Greek debt crisis as a "European problem."
The European Union seems to have spent 2016 in a state of constant crisis - or "polycrisis," as European Commission president Juncker calls it. Our Brussels correspondent Bernd Riegert looks back over the past year.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been named an honorary member of Thessaloniki's Jewish community. In a meeting with his Greek counterpart, he also signed an action plan to boost bilateral ties.
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