Reforms in Greece are stagnating amid popular protests against austerity measures. International creditors are waiting for promised changes to the pension system, a revamped public administration and the establishment of a privatization fund.
A new gender identity law will likely improve the lives of transgender people in Greece. But before it was passed, Greek Orthodox clergymen railed against the bill, even threatening to excommunicate transgender people.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced protests in Estonia's capital Tallinn. Some 150 demonstrators from the nationalist-conservative EKRE party rallied against the bloc's migration policies and refugee quota system.
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.
Ahead of a visit with the pope, the president has warned of failing to value citizens' sentiments amid crises in the EU. He said reconciliation between Catholics and Protestants could serve as a model forward for Europe.
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