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TALKING EUROPE

TALKING EUROPE

Latest update : 2012-12-03

Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former Latvian president

Four years after being forced to request a bailout and seeing its GDP shrink by 24 per cent, Latvia has become the EU's fastest-growing economy. Is this proof that stringent austerity policies work? What can Spain and Greece learn from the Latvian model? Christophe Robeet speaks to Vaira Vike-Freiberga, a former Latvian president.

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2015-07-18 eurozone

Greek bailout deal has 'too much austerity'

Guntram Wolff is the Director of Bruegel, a European think tank specialised in economics and based in Brussels. Of German origin, he is also an economic advisor to the French...

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2015-07-18 eurozone

Greek debt deal: Has Germany gone too far?

It took an exhausting 17 straight hours for eurozone leaders to finally agree on a scenario to keep Greece in the euro. In exchange for a €82 billion loan, Alexis Tsipras, the...

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2015-07-04 eurozone

Lithuanian president: 'Greek govt is not willing to take responsibility'

Dalia Grybauskaite, the president of Lithuania, speaks out about her country's tense relations with Russia. She also gives her opinion on the Greek debt crisis. For her, the...

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2015-07-10 terrorism

Does Europe have a credible plan to fight terrorism?

What can Europe do to fight new forms of terrorism? The immigration crisis highlights the need for the EU to crack down on extremist organisations such as the Islamic State group...

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2015-06-20 global trade

Pascal Lamy: Greeks know life would be 'more difficult' outside Europe

Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization and former EU Trade Commissioner, comments on the Greek debt crisis. He also speaks out about the migrant...

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