Greece makes history as the first Orthodox Christian nation to pass legislation allowing same-sex marriage. Italy remains the sole nation in western Europe not allowing same-sex marriages.
Spain did a 180 degree turn and decided to recognize Kosovo passports. This means that anyone with a Kosovo passport will be able to travel throughout the Schengen area without a visa, considerably strengthening Kosovo passports.
Bulgaria and Romania will finally be in the Schengen Area… partially. Air and Water controls will no longer be enforced yet land controls will not yet be abolished.
While Greece’s economy struggled for over a decade, there is reason to celebrate. The national debt continues to decrease while the GDP and number of employed people both increase.
Hundreds of visas have been cancelled for Pakistani workers hoping to work in Greece. This has left Pakistanis out of thousands of euros they spent in order to obtain the visas. This has led to an extreme reaction online which may continue to strain relations between the two nations.