Germany is the biggest country in the eurozone. Berlin's Euro policy has far-reaching implications.
Which way will Greeks go on Sunday when they elect a new parliament? Right now the anti-austerity Syriza party is favourite to win. It rejects Greece's bailout package and wants another debt reduction - this time of 50 percent. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras' supporters see him as the nation's saviour. His opponents say he's risking a eurozone exit, or Grexit.
The European Central Bank will buy over 1 point 1 trillion euro of eurozone financial papers to jump start the currency bloc's economy. It marks a turning point in German history with the country's monetary policy now being decided by the ECB. It's an historic yielding of sovereign decision making. But even the great moments in history are subject to the frailties of human systems.
The value of the euro has dropped to its lowest level against the US dollar since 2003. The sudden slump followed the ECB's announcement of a massive bond-buying program which it hopes will boost inflation.
Greece’s upcoming election is causing uncertainty in the EU, mainly because opposition leader Alexis Tsipras of the leftist, anti-austerity Syriza party is leading in the polls. Tsipras is counting on support from first-time voters - young Greeks who've come of age during the Euro crisis. DW met with one of the “children of the crisis.”
Markets are waiting to see just how much financial firepower the European Central Bank will unleash Thursday. ECB President Mario Draghi says firm measures are essential to stave off deflation. After a recap of the situation, we ask New York correspondent Lars Halter for the view from Wall Street.