Many Greeks cannot make ends meet after years of an imploding economy and austerity imposed by the country’s creditors. They need help, often in the form of free food, free meals and free medical care.
On Monday, Greece exits the third and final bailout program of a nine-year debt crisis that has chopped around a quarter off the country's economy. DW looks back at key moments from Greece's traumatic decade.
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.
Debt relief measures for Greece, agreed by the EU in June, have been estimated to cost €34 billion, a German daily reports. The package gave Athens a 15-year deferral in loan repayments and interest.
With a euroskeptic government coalition likely to take over the reins in Italy, fears are mounting that the problems in the eurozone's third-largest economy will only get worse. Financial markets are already jittery.
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