The tiny nation is currently the site of Europe's biggest political scandal, involving secret tapes, mass protests, and threats of ethnic conflict.
The game of chicken between Greece and its international creditors is intensifying as the current loan package is set to expire at the end of the month.
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.
Golden Dawn, a far-right, racist political party in Greece, has been the target of a major crackdown by the Greek government. Why?
Greece has been struggling to find ways to limit the influence of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. But some worry moving against Golden Dawn lawmakers could backfire.