A positive trend in the crisis: young, educated and highly-skilled Greeks are setting up small businesses, predominantly in the tech sector, that offer innovative products and long-term perspectives.
Macedonian parliamentarians have voted in favor of starting the process to change the country's name to North Macedonia. The name change would clear the path for the country's entry into NATO and possibly the EU.
Greece's coalition government appears to be unravelling after the foreign minister resigned over the name-changing deal with neighboring Macedonia. Tsipras is under pressure from a key coalition ally.
Italy's populist government is determined to stand by its plans to raise its already high deficit despite a formal warning from the EU. Rome has, however, promised to keep an eye on its sizable debt pile.
Greece owes Germany billions of euros. Or is it the other way around? More than seven decades after the end of WWII, Athens and Berlin are still at odds over costs incurred during the Nazi occupation of Greece.
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