The spike in migrants attempting to cross the Channel tunnel into Britain isn't just rattling Paris and London. It's also brought the business of people smuggling, and crime more generally, into the local community.
Germany may have been the driving force behind Greece's punishing third bailout deal, but it couldn't have done it without the support of smaller countries like Finland, which have little sympathy for the Greeks.
In a ramshackle camp in northern France, migrants see problems with the formula proposed to 'share the burden' that a record influx of refugees is putting on Europe, and Italy and Greece in particular.
Greece's government elected in January on an anti-austerity platform is seeking parliamentary approval Wednesday for a new bailout package. Many ordinary Greeks feel burned by the failure of leftists to force change.
The uproar over the US-based ride-hailing service is part of France's ongoing reaction to globalization. Last week two top Uber executives in Paris were arrested briefly for allegedly running an illegal business.
The resignation of Greece's finance minister after Sunday's referendum could be a balm to European officials, who were highly annoyed by his abrasive ways. But the gap between Athens and Brussels still looms large.
Many Greeks feel a sense of humiliation from the constant austerity demands by its creditors and the damage they have inflicted on the national psyche. But others warn that pride will not solve Greece's woes.
In the spring, European leaders came out strongly in support of a united plan to deal with the flood of migrants trying to enter the EU. But the plan to divvy up migrants among EU members by quota fell apart amid acrimony.
The French president responded with anger at the news the NSA had spied on him and other French presidents. But Angela Merkel's experience two years ago suggests why Hollande might want to tread carefully.