The EU statistics agency Eurostat released its 2018 report showing extremely diverse unemployment rates across Europe.
Taxes on products considered polluting are struggling to gain ground in the EU despite backing from Brussels, in the face of opposition from movements like France's "Yellow Vests".
From statue plaques to school books and trade agreements, the proof of a historic deal between Greece and Macedonia to change the latter's name lies in the small print.
Merkel's two-day visit came four months after Greece emerged from its third and final bailout package.
Macedonia's government has vowed to push ahead with changing the country's name to appease Greece and build ties with the West, but opponents said low turnout made it illegitimate.
Macedonia's citizens will vote Sunday on whether to rename their country "The Republic of North Macedonia", part of a compromise with Greece which has a province with the same name.
Kurz has advocated for stronger border security as the European Union grapples with the continued arrival of migrants and the management of its internal and external borders.
After years of stinging austerity measures, Greece emerges from its third and last bailout, although officials warn the country still has a "long way to go".