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.
The German Bundestag has voted in favor of a fresh bailout for Greece. The measure passed despite opposition from within Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union.
With a large majority, Germany's parliament has approved a third credit package for Greece. But MPs can't possibly feel all that satisfied. Most of them know that the loan won't be the last, DW's Sabine Kinkartz writes.
People who act on their convictions are dangerous. Federal Prosecutor Harald Range is not the judiciary, as he thinks, but a political civil servant and has been fired because of his actions, writes Marko Langer.
The Greek prime minister has turned out to be a master of electoral maneuvering once more. But tactics alone won't rescue his country, says DW correspondent Jannis Papadimitriou.