Alexia Papainnou attended a German-speaking school in Athens - and ended up with the best A-Level results in the whole country. But her decision to move to Heidelberg to study law caused a media outcry.
A recovery in the labor market has reduced poverty and improved social justice across the EU, according to the Bertelsmann Foundation. But the gap between northern and southern countries remains wide.
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.
Greek Prime Minister Tsipras has said his country is no longer in danger of Grexiting - leaving the EU - and is seeing an inward investment boom. He said he is hopeful after nine years of recession, but questions remain.
As a general election looms next month, the latest unemployment data from Europe's largest economy shows a strong jobs market. At the same time the eurozone is also on track to reach its inflation targets.
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