The refugee crisis is testing the limits of Greece’s already struggling economy, jeopardizing its ability to handle a flow of migrants that shows no signs of slowing.
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.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has met with Pope Francis for the first time since becoming head of state. Among the issues discussed were refugees and the electoral success of the far-right AfD.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has struck down a challenge from Hungary and Slovakia over the bloc's mandatory refugee quota policy. The ruling is a victory for Brussels, Paris and Berlin.
Since the closure of the Balkan route, many refugees who arrived on the shores of Greece are trapped in overcrowded camps without any prospects. A report from Fabian Pianka, who visited the Greek hotspot in Samos.
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