Greece is €320 billion in debt. Furthermore, growth in euro zone economies is slow. A burden for the future of the EU? Stefan Kooths from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) talks to DW about that.
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.
Greece's euro crisis has disappeared from the headlines, but the problem has still not been resolved. And since nothing much is changing in Athens, it will soon be a hot topic once again, says Spiros Moskovou.
In an interview, Chancellor Angela Merkel called for patience with efforts to accommodate refugees. Merkel said she was not weighing an alternative to her approach toward reducing the number of asylum applicants.
The European Union has experienced some difficults times over the years. But this year some issues came together, which hit the EU right at its core. Christoph Hasselbach takes stock.
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