The EU wants to see more African involvement in Mali. Paris has suggested a mission of African nations, under UN leadership.
A peace deal signed by all parties to the conflict in Mali has yet to materialize. The country has been in a crisis ever since rebels demanded the independence of northern Mali three years ago. DW summarizes key events.
Mali's main separatist Tuareg rebel group has failed to sign a peace accord agreed upon by the government and other armed groups. The boycott is dimming hopes of attaining stability in the West African country.
European Union countries have been urging Greece for a compromise, but Athens is hesitant about making reforms that might affect citizens. A meeting with eurozone members is unlikely to bring positive results.
Greece and its lenders have traded barbs ahead of a crucial meeting that could mean make or break for the debt-ridden nation. The escalation came after a string of diplomatic overtures meant to prevent a 'Grexit.'