The immense good will that many Greeks felt for the government of Alexis Tsipras seems to be running dry. Some reform plans have already been proposed. But now local residents no longer give Syriza their automatic support.
Macedonia must resolve its decadeslong naming quarrel with Greece in order to facilitate EU accession talks. But a new proposal discussed by the countries' leaders still faces a host of hurdles.
Ambitious spending plans by Italy's new coalition, and potentially a political unknown as prime minister, have put investors on edge. Some commentators think the effects will also be felt by the entire eurozone.
The mayor of Greece’s second-largest city, Thessaloniki, was treated in hospital after he was beaten up by nationalist extremists. Mayor Boutaris had been at an event commemorating the killing of ethnic Greeks by Turks.
The approval came in a meeting of senior Greek military and government officials led by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The F-16s are often scrambled to confront Turkish planes over disputed air space in the Aegean.
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