Greek lawmakers will hold an emergency parliament session today for a crucial vote on ratifying a hurriedly-concluded bailout deal, but Germany has cast doubt on the agreement.
Athens and the international creditors on Tuesday agreed on the fundamentals of a new bailout package of up to 86 billion euros. Some commentators see this as a glimmer of hope that could usher in an end to the crisis. Others are convinced that Greece will need more money and a debt haircut.
Greece reaches technical agreement with creditors
Nearly 1,000 refugees and migrants were locked overnight in a stadium on the Greek island of Kos as local officials struggle to deal with the influx of new arrivals.
Any hope of a radical change in the economic direction of Europe requires international solidarity, and that solidarity in turn requires the euro.
Leaked documents show the UK is pushing for watered-down EU air pollution laws to be weakened further, arguing they would cause pit closures leading to substantial job losses and the need to import coal.
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