German Chancellor Merkel was met by protests in Portugal, where she met with Prime Minister Coelho. Merkel was met with mockery, as she painted a positive picture of the country's future.
Michael Hüther, head of the employer-oriented Institute for Economic Research, supports German Finance Minister Schäuble's tough stance on Greece: there is no reason to change the German position, he says.
The new government in Greece is rebelling against its main international lenders - the 'troika' of EU Commission, ECB and IMF. Will it succeed in forcing a change in the conditions of its bailout? DW looks at the issues.
The Greek government has announced it will give the country's bank access to additional emergency funds, amid renewed fears that the country could be headed for bankruptcy after the ECB tightened its squeeze on Athens.
Germany's rejection of Greece's request for more funds has tempered optimism that a deal could be amicably reached before a looming Friday deadline. It only took two hours for Berlin to rebuff Athens' proposal.
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