The Greek parliament has approved the first civil service layoffs in more than a century. The debt-troubled country has to slim down its bloated public sector to receive another tranche of its international bailout.
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 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.
Hungary has asked the EU to foot half the bill for fences erected to keep migrants out of the bloc. The conservative government's request comes just days before a court ruling on Hungary's rejection of EU migrant quotas.
Ireland's finance minister has said he remains unhappy about the European Commission's demand that Dublin collect billions of euros in back taxes from Apple. He said agreements with the tech firm had not been state aid.
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