Now that Greece's bailout and the framework for a banking supervisor have been taken care of, EU leaders are focussing on reforms -- like boosting economic competitiveness. But so far they've only agreed on a time frame.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has travelled to Athens in a visit seen as a show of support for the Greek government’s reform efforts. This comes a day after Greece returned to the international bond markets.
The Socialists' fiasco in the French local elections has piled pressure on President Francois Hollande. But it remains unlikely that he will alter his reform course - on the contrary.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Athens was a sign of support for the Greek government's austerity measures. But experts warned that the country had not overcome its financial crisis.
Angela Merkel says the EU is ready to hit Russia with harsher sanctions should it further violate Ukrainian sovereignty. Her words come as her party begins its campaign for the European parliamentary elections.
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