Greece is due to repay billions of euros in debt this summer. International creditors are sending inspectors to check on the country's finances next week.
Greece's creditors have concluded a first round of fresh bailout inspections to assess reforms. Even if deadlines are met, a shattered economy and battered public trust will linger behind, says Anthee Carassava.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, a seasoned stickler, is bidding farewell after eight years. Though anyone in the EU looking forward to a future of more debt may be cheering too soon, writes Bernd Riegert.
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.
A 29-year-old parcel-bomb suspect has been arrested by Greek police probing intimidation of European figures involved in Greece's financial bailouts. In May, Greek ex-premier Lucas Papademos was wounded.
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