The Greek debt crisis and subsequent austerity measures have left many people without jobs. Analysts say unemployment could reach 30 percent this year. As many struggle to get by, others are seeking jobs, and a future, abroad – some in Germany.
The German Cabinet has given the green light to a plan to subsidize jobs for people who have been jobless for years. The project, dubbed "social labor market," could help tens of thousands of people.
Germany's jobless rate dropped to 5.0 percent in June. The Federal Employment Agency said it's the lowest level ever recorded for the month since German unification in 1990, and a trend reversal is not in sight.
They learned at school that Greeks were their enemies. Now many exiled Turks have found refuge in Thessaloniki. Florian Schmitz met some of them.
Eurozone finance ministers negotiated late into the night to bring an end to an eight-year bailout for Greece. Debt relief and a big cash payout will form part of a broad exit deal.
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