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.
More and more Greeks are moving to Germany to complete their university studies in the hope of improving their chances in the job market. Radical cuts continue to threaten the quality of teaching in Greece.
Tourism has picked up again, but for ordinary Greeks, that's beside the point. One in three is unemployed, almost everyone else gets paid less, sometimes not even on time. DW gauges the mood.
As of 2020, Europe will receive natural gas from the Caspian Sea through the Trans-Adriatic-Pipeline. After some initial difficulties, the project is beginning to take shape. And it will bypass Russia.
New strategies, more deterence, more soldiers in eastern Europe. All these will cost NATO money, but where should it come from? Consensus was lukewarm at best in the Wales summit.
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