Enrico Letta traveled to Berlin on his first foreign visit as Italy's new leader. He urged Chancellor Angela Merkel to soften her pro-austerity stance, but she insisted budget discipline and growth go hand in hand.
The EU lent Greece the funds to keep it from bankruptcy. Austerity was a harsh process that was often unfair — but lenders saw no real alternative. Tuesday marks the start of a new experiment, DW's Bernd Riegert writes.
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.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency in Genoa after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge. The cause of the collapse remains unclear, but several possibilities have been flagged.
The German Interior Ministry has announced it has reached a deal that will allow it to return asylum-seekers to Greece. Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spain's Pedro Sanchez agreed to a similar compromise last week.
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