Experts see a glimmer of hope for Greece after 6 long years of recession.
The global lender has surprised analysts by predicting better-than-expected global growth. But the bank also warned of fading potential mainly in advanced economies due to aging populations.
Germany has recorded its strongest growth in six years and an annual budget surplus. While this sounds impressive, a lot needs to be done to see this success story continue, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
Europe's largest economy keeps powering ahead amid higher growth on the continent and elsewhere, creating more and more jobs and driving the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since German unification in 1990.
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.
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