Thousands of public service workers protested again in Athens. Later on Wednesday, parliament is expected to vote on unpopular plans to cut thousands of public sector jobs.
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.
Opinions have long been divided over a gold mine in Greece. For years, advocates have talked about jobs and investments, while opponents worry about irreparable environmental damage. The government has said nothing.
Greek officials have praised their latest deal with international creditors. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, a frequent antagonist in anti-austerity Athens, has, too, praised Greece's latest cuts.
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