Dublin has exited the euro bailout. Gerhard Elfers reports from the Irish capital on the national mood.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been described as the lender of last resort for countries in financial distress. But the stiff medicine doled out by the fund is still subject to huge controversy.
Greece's leader has argued that the 2019 EU parliamentary elections are not just a run-of-the-mill vote. With members at odds over migration, Brexit and rising right-wing populism, Europe's soul depends on the outcome.
Stricter budget constraints in many member countries have caused the eurozone's combined public deficit drop to levels last seen in 2008. The dip was caused mainly by decreasing government spending, Eurostat reported.
The European Commission's package of eurozone reforms was billed as the EU's bold vision for a post-Brexit union. But it comes as Brexit talks verge on collapse and domestic German politics remain up in the air.
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