Experts are optimistic that the eurozone has put in place a firewall that will prevent members from defaulting. But they caution that addressing the causes of the crisis will take more work this year.
Figures released by Germany's statistics office show record immigration in 2013. Most of the new arrivals come from European Union countries. But the chancellor has warned that the EU is not a 'soft touch' for welfare.
European companies aim to set themselves apart by focusing on research and development. But despite a new R&D funding jump, Europe lags behind the United States when it comes to high-impact research.
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