Greece is €320 billion in debt. Furthermore, growth in euro zone economies is slow. A burden for the future of the EU? Stefan Kooths from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) talks to DW about that.
Investors are losing faith in former economic reformer Tayyip Erdogan. It's not ruled out that the current crisis may end badly for him, but also for economies in Europe, says DW business editor Henrik Böhme.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, a seasoned stickler, is bidding farewell after eight years. Though anyone in the EU looking forward to a future of more debt may be cheering too soon, writes Bernd Riegert.
Many EU member states did not agree with her refugee policies; others criticized her austerity stance. Brussels now regards Angela Merkel's step-by-step withdrawal as a chance for new beginnings, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
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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