The Greek parliament has approved the first civil service layoffs in more than a century. The debt-troubled country has to slim down its bloated public sector to receive another tranche of its international bailout.
The European Central Bank is rumored to be about to cut a crucial financial lifeline to the Greek government by ordering the country's commercial banks to stop funding Athens through short-term treasury bills.
Same job, same qualifications, but significant differences in pay and conditions across states and job status. As thousands of educators go on strike, Samantha Early examines the situation facing Germany's teachers.
Instead of looking at plans for a European Energy Union, an EU summit later this week is set to deal with Greece and its financial woes yet again. Bernd Riegert filed this report from Brussels.
Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says Greece has things mostly under control, despite worries about the country's cash supply. Speaking on German TV, Varoufakis also repeated a call for German war reparations.