Today, Greece takes over the presidency of the European Union, at a time when 27 percent of Greeks are out of work. The country’s not winning the award for the most popular member of the EU anytime soon.
For the next six months, Greece will organize meetings, conferences and set policy priorities. Greek politicians say they want the EU to focus on the economy and jobs.
Mark Lowen, the BBC’s Athens correspondent, tells us what to expect.
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