Greece and the Eurozone – What lies ahead? Will Greece be forced to quit the eurozone? Will the country ever be able to repay its debt? And what does this all mean for the European Union?
Greeks have long viewed the German finance minister as a symbol of failed austerity policies. But Athens is by no means joyful now that Wolfgang Schäuble is leaving after eight years in office, says Jannis Papadimitriou.
Times are getting tougher in Greece, but there is no real danger that an EU country will be left to flounder in election year 2017, writes Georg Matthes.
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.
The ECB has warned the new Italian government to stick to EU budget rules rather than launch into new spending projects, given its €2.3 trillion debt. Eurozone finance ministers took a softer line.
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