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Counting the Cost
Rich Europe, poor Europe
With the Eurozone in decline, we look at the situation the shared currency was supposed to avoid - a two-tier Europe.
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 13:33 GMT

This week, with the Eurozone still in decline, Counting the Cost looks at the very thing the shared currency was supposed to avoid - a two-tier Europe of rich and poor.
 
With Ireland and Greece both accepting IMF/EU bailouts, all eyes are on Portugal, Spain and Italy to see if they will follow suit. But if they do, will it only reinforce that idea of a continent with 'haves' and 'have nots'?
 
We speak to Wolfgang Manchau from Euro Intelligence in Brussels for his ideas and solutions to the current crisis.
 
Also this week:
 
- Patty Culhane, our White House correspondent, talks debt in the US and the steps being taken to reduce it
- We see if anything can be achieved at the latest round of US climate change talks in Mexico
- And we will tell you some of the staggering numbers behind the Fifa World Cup 2022, which was awarded to Qatar
 
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