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Europe: austerity or growth?

The problem that first emerged in Greece has been bubbling under the financial radar in a series of other European nations. Italy has just unveiled steps to stop the rot that has seen a huge national debt mount. In Spain, Prime Minister Zapatero is trying to save 13 billion euros by 2013 while coping with a jobless rate of 20%. And the UK's deficit is almost as tragic as that of Greece. Our debate tonight: austerity or growth? Europe gets tough...

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GUESTS :
 
Frédéric BONNEVAY
Associate Expert for the Institut Montaigne
 
Susan GEORGE
Board Chair, Transnational Institute
Author of Leurs crises, nos solutions
 
Satellite from Berlin, Germany  

Markus KERBER
Professor of Political Economy, Technische Universität, Berlin

Satellite from Brussels, Belgium
 
Jean-François JAMET
Economist and Vice-President of the Steering Committee, Europanova
 
 
THE FRANCE 24 DEBATE
Hosted by Mark OWEN,
and prepared by Perrine DESPLATS and Bilal TARABEY
 
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