Counting the Cost
Who wants to save Europe?
We explore China's interest in Europe, the Middle East's changing energy map and anti-smoking laws versus big tobacco.
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2011 13:17 GMT

Who wants to save Europe? Presumably the Europeans do, but now there is some interest from China too. We will explore how much interest the East might have in Western Europe.

Plus, the natural find that could change the energy map in the Middle East. What could Israel's newly discovered gas supplies mean for a country dependent on energy imports?

And when anti-smoking laws and big tobacco collide - it is Philip Morris versus Uruguay.

This episode of Counting the Cost aired from Saturday, January 8, 2011.

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