The Greek debt crisis has kept Europe on tenterhooks for years. The tense political and economic situation is also affecting life in the countryside - for instance, in Aliveri, a typical small town.
Report by Julia Henrichmann
Italy's populist government has spooked Brussels with an ambitious draft budget after vowing to end austerity. DW's Bernd Riegert explains how the country plans to have its cake and eat it.
Italy's populist government is determined to stand by its plans to raise its already high deficit despite a formal warning from the EU. Rome has, however, promised to keep an eye on its sizable debt pile.
EU officials have praised Greece as it emerges from the biggest bailout in economic history. But is it a cause for celebration for the Greek people? DW put that question to EU Economy Commissioner Pierre Moscovici.
Deputy premier Matteo Salvini has suggested EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had "ruined Europe and our country." Disputes over Italy's budget with the EU come ahead of next year's EU elections.
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