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Backstory: Handling the European Debt Crisis

Thursday, July 21, 2011

On Thursday, the European Council held an emergency meeting to discuss the debt problems that several Eurozone countries—including Italy, Greece, and Portugal—are facing. On today’s Backstory, Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute at the London School of Economics, discusses what happened at the meeting and how the continuing economic problems are affecting the entire Eurozone.

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Iain Begg

Comments [1]

ed from Larchmont

Isn't the problem that there are not enough young people to generate GNP? And as everyone gets older, isn't the problem just going to get worse, no matter how things are arranged?

Jul. 21 2011 02:01 PM

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