Greece's economic pain propelled its new left-wing prime minister to power, and early signs are he'll push Angela Merkel and the rest of Europe hard on debt forgiveness and a curtailment of the country's austerity program.
The left-wing party's anti-austerity platform has resonated widely across Greece. But European creditors, especially Germany, remain wary of its implications as they head into a new round of negotiations over the country's bailout.
Dresden has seen tens of thousands of Germans join weekly marches in protest of the 'Islamification' of Europe. But underlying that complaint is a host of concerns about immigration, security, and Europe that has long gone unspoken in Germany.
A German jihadi cheerfully extolling the virtues of slavery and beheading is an example of how difficult that task would be.
Eighty prominent Germans have signed an appeal to their countrymen to say 'no' to xenophobia as anti-foreign protests organized by the grassroots group Pegida grow.
In a world where immigrants are often met with hostility, Germans are taking a pragmatic approach – turning the country into the world's second largest recipient of immigrants after the US.