Until the crisis, production was booming north of Thessaloniki, Greece. Now almost half the factories there have had to shut down. One of the few remaining is the family-run company Pyramis.
The soundings from Greek politicians have been positive ahead of an important meeting of EU finance ministers this Friday. It's a different story for struggling business people in the debt-saddled country,
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.
Since Greece's debt crisis exploded in 2009, creditors have demanded deep governance reforms. Greeks have so far resisted. In their eyes, there are good reasons for that resistance, reports Miltiades Schmidt.
A new refugee center in northern Greece funded through a private/public partnership aims to improve living conditions for refugees. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Thessaloniki.
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