In this episode: Danilo Turk, the president of Slovenia, talk to Stephen Cole who is sitting in for Sir David Frost about the crisis in the Eurozone.

This episode of Frost over the World aired from Friday, March 19, 2010.

Danilo Turk

EU leaders met on Friday in an attempt to thrash out a rescue package for the Greek economy. For small economies like Greece, joining the single currency has been a torrid ride. So how has it been for an even smaller economy – like Slovenia?

Ghassan Atiyyah and James E Clyburn

It has been three weeks since Iraq went to the polls to elect a new parliament. Almost all of the votes have now been counted but Iraq is still without a new government or a new Prime Minister. 

So why is it taking so long – and who will be the leader of Iraq as the country prepares for the departure of US troops in August? 

Dr. Ghassan Atiyyah is director of the Iraq Centre for Development and Democracy.

Barack Obama, the US president has begun a nationwide tour of the country, taking his new health reforms to the people. The issue has dominated the first 14 months of his administration: and may hang around for a few days more, because a technical challenge means a revote is needed in the House of Representatives. 

Jim Clyburn is the House majority whip whose job it was to get the bill through the House.

Omid Djalili

British-Iranian comedian Omid Djalili is used to playing with cultural stereotypes. Last year he took on Fagin in the musical, Oliver, and in his new film, the comedy The Infidel he stars as a Muslim man who discovers that he is in fact Jewish. 

So can religion be funny and where exactly do you draw the line?

 Michael Anti and Thomas Kielinger

The internet search engine, Google, this week announced that it will no longer censor content on behalf of the Chinese authorities and was offering uncensored content to Chinese users through its Hong Kong pages. 

So why the sudden move? And why – when Hong Kong is a part of China anyway – does it make any difference? Michael Anti is one of China's most celebrated bloggers and internet campaigners.

With Greece in economic crisis and mounting pressure on the Euro, all eyes are on Germany to come out and help prop up the floundering Greek economy. But, despite its position as the economic powerhouse of Europe, Germany has so far refused any form of Greek bailout. 

So is a new confident Germany becoming too big for the Eurozone?
Thomas Kielinger is the London editor of Germany's Die Welt newspaper.

Source: Al Jazeera