A positive trend in the crisis: young, educated and highly-skilled Greeks are setting up small businesses, predominantly in the tech sector, that offer innovative products and long-term perspectives.
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.
The ECB has warned the new Italian government to stick to EU budget rules rather than launch into new spending projects, given its €2.3 trillion debt. Eurozone finance ministers took a softer line.
France's economy minister has warned Italy to respect its financial commitments to the EU under "whichever government." Bruno Le Maire said eurozone stability would otherwise be threatened.
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.
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